Communication minister: Chávez's recovery has been slow yet steady
Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said President Hugo Chávez talked to his relatives, and through Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza greeted the Venezuelan people
Villegas added that despite the bleeding occurred during surgery, which took place in Havana on December 11, Chávez "has responded favorably." He added that the recovery has been "slow yet steady."
The official stressed that the Venezuelan president communicated with his relatives, and through Science and Technology Minister Jorge Arreaza greeted the Venezuelan people.
Similarly, Villegas expressed gratitude to the Cuban people and government for hosting the Venezuelan Head of State. He also invited people to keep on showing solidarity with the Venezuelan president.
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.