VP Maduro: Chávez post-operative stage to be "complex, tough"
The operation performed on President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday was "complex, difficult, delicate"
"We assessed the operation and would like to tell Venezuelans that the operation Tuesday was actually a complex, difficult, delicate operation, which means that the post-operative stage will be also a complex and tough process," he said, in company with Minister of Energy and Petroleum Rafael Ramírez and Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello.
The top officer explained that both Ramírez and Cabello came back early on Wednesday (3:00 a.m.) from Havana and they talked "until dawn was breaking" about the surgery.
Maduro is certain that "the objectiveness that should make us deal with this situation" is a characteristic feature in the contacts between the Executive Office and the president's treating doctors.
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.