CHÁVEZ'S HEALTH | Government issues new communiqué
President Chávez is "stable"
The post-operative stage is "complex," as well as the surgery which took at least six hours, reported Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas in obligatory simultaneous broadcast
Just after 9:30 pm on Wednesday Minister of Communication Ernesto Villegas read a statement (Photo: VTV)
ALEJANDRA M. HERNÁNDEZ F. | EL UNIVERSAL
Thursday December 13, 2012 06:18 AM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's health condition is "stable," reported on Wednesday night Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas.
In a two-minute obligatory simultaneous broadcast, the minister read out a short communiqué, as instructed by Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro. It was briefed on the medical progress of the Head of State, who underwent in Havana, Cuba, a "complex" surgery that lasted over six hours.
"The patient is in stable conditions in his process," the notice reads. The post-operative stage "is complex as well," it added and urged the "Venezuelan people and fellow peoples to accompany the president with their prayers and expressions of solidarity which, for sure, reinforce him day after day."
Following a wave of nationalizations carried out by the late President Hugo Chavez between 2007 and 2012, Venezuela has become the second most frequent respondent to investment treaty arbitration in the world (38 cases in total), after Argentina.