Bolivian President voices support to Venezuelan counterpart
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Bolivian President Evo Morales said from Spain
"On behalf of the Bolivian people, we would like to express our support, our admiration, our respect, and love to the fraternal president. We are and we will always be here with you, Mr. President and Venezuelan people," Morales said in a message disseminated by the public media, AFP cited.
"Hugo Chávez has won so many ideological and economic battles. He has won elections, and he made it through in the first stage of the battle for life. This time, he will pull off victory again, as well as he has done it so many times before," Morales, Chávez's ideology peer, remarked.
"Mr. President (Chávez), in such a difficult time...good luck! May you get great strength for the sake of the Great Homeland," Morales concluded.
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.