Venezuela's ruling party wants respect for Chávez's environment
Anzoátegui state governor and a leader of ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) Aristóbulo Istúriz made an appeal to keep on praying for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Istúriz, also the governor of Anzoátegui state, together with Aragua state governor Tarek El Aissami and the head of Capital District, Jacqueline Farías, said that the president "is an early riser." Reference was made to Chávez's arrival at 2:30 a.m. from Cuba; the coup attempt of February 4, 1992 and the events of April 13, 2002.
"Today (Monday) he killed on the spot those who were saying silly things," Istúriz boasted during a press conference at the PSUV headquarters. "We must take care of the president's environment. We must understand that there are other patients at the Military Hospital and we ought to ensure the good working order. All of us, Caracas residents, are heading for Bolívar Square, and so on, at the Bolívar Square of every state. Let us respect peace and quiet at the Military Hospital. This is our call," he advised.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.