Venezuelan VP has had no direct contact with Chávez
The Venezuelan vice-president stated that the "treatment cycles" have been respected
"We have not spoken to him directly. As you may know, we deeply respect his treatment cycles. We will try to contact him this afternoon (Monday) and as soon as we hear back from him, we will pass on the information," Maduro stated when asked about the reaction of the Venezuelan head of State on the results of the gubernatorial election held on Sunday, when pro-Chávez candidates won 23 out of 20 governor's offices.
On Monday, the vice-president led the ceremony in commemoration of the 182nd anniversary of the death of Simón Bolívar, the Liberator of Venezuela.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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.