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.
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.