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.
The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.