Venezuelan VP: Chávez is sick for meeting people's needs
The Venezuelan vice-president condemned the way the opposition has approached the situation of the head of state
"The leader of this revolution is going through a delicate health situation because he worked for his people taking no rest or break whatsoever. He spent too many nights without sleeping, thinking about how to better off the homes, the services, and the quality of life, in general terms, of Venezuelans," Maduro stressed.
With reference to requests made by the Venezuelan opposition asking for a proof attesting that the Venezuelan leader is still alive or the due appointment of a medical team to certify Chávez's current health condition, Maduro remarked, "They (dissenters), the traitors, will never believe in anything being told to the people, nor will they believe that he (Chávez) is fighting to get better. They do not even respect citizen's prayers aimed at his (Chávez) recovery.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.