Castro: Doctors fight with optimism for Chávez's recovery
"All of us are moved by the absence of the president elected by over eight million Venezuelans," Fidel Castro told Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro in a letter
According to ex Cuban leader Fidel Castro, treating doctors of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, operated again last Tuesday, are fighting "with optimism" for the president's recovery, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro read out from a letter forwarded to him on Saturday.
"The name of Hugo Chávez is much admired and respected around the world; everyone, including many of his dissenters, wishes him getting well soon. Doctors fight with optimism for such purpose," reads the letter, Efe quoted.
"We are all moved" by Chávez's absence in the celebration of the eight anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), Castro noted.
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.