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
Let us start by looking at what appears to be a discrepancy in figures. According to official statistics, the number of Venezuelans contracting HIV/AIDS every year amounts to 11,699; and as per Ministry of Health figures 43,805 people receive free antiretroviral medications. But Jhonatan Rodríguez, the president of ONG StopVIH, claims that these figures date back to March 2012, and that they are quoted as current figures.