Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to visit Chávez
In a conversation held with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was told that the Venezuelan leader "is recovering and that the treatment is strong"
The Ecuadorian leader stressed that in a telephone conversation with Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, he was told that the Venezuelan leader "is recovering and that the treatment is strong."
Correa told the press that during the conversation, he told Maduro that he may travel to Venezuela in the days or weeks ahead.
President Chávez went back to Venezuela on Monday from Havana, where he underwent his fourth cancer surgery last December.
The Venezuelan president was admitted to the Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital, southwest Caracas. No information about his health status has been released by the Government to date.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.