Nurse claims that Chávez walked into the hospital
Dubraska Mora told state-run TV channel VTV that the Head of State neither used a wheelchair nor he has on tubes
In an interview with state-run TV channel VTV, Mora said that the Head of State "is strong" and did not use a wheelchair. "People of Venezuela, comrades, fellow countrymen: Our President walked in, strong, courageous, full of stamina, as usual in him (...) He would not come neither on a trolley nor on tubes; he would not come with any invasive process. Our president is strong to keep on commanding as he only knows to do it. People, be confident! We have a president for long time!"
The last medical report supplied by Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas referred that President Chávez was breathing through a tracheal cannula because of certain respiratory distress.
President Nicolás Maduro is not only the heir to the throne, but also to an economic crisis which demanded urgent measures to rectify the course. The crisis showed up in two aspects: a 50% inflation estimate, and shortage of staples ranging between 70% and 98%. These issues might hit the President's poor popularity; considering his feeble electoral victory of 1% over his challenger.