Venezuelan opposition leader: Government lies about Chávez's health
"A few days ago, the liars (Government officials) said that they regularly talked to the president. Now they say he cannot talk. They are playing the fool with their own people," opposition state Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski twitted with reference to both Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's health status and post-surgery images released on Friday
Capriles claimed that previous official statements on Chávez's health condition are not consistent with the latest report. "A few days ago, the liars (Government officials) said that they regularly talked to the president. Now they say he cannot talk. They are playing the fool with their own people," the opposition leader twitted from his account.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.