Venezuela's VP says President Chávez observes complete rest
The executive vice-president remarked that the infection Chávez is suffering from "is being treated and controlled." He added that the Venezuelan leader is checking on the figures obtained upon the results of the gubernatorial election held on December 16
At a sworn-in ceremony of pro-government governor-elect Ramón Rodríguez Chacín for Guárico state, Venezuela's Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro stated that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is "okay and conscious," and that he has been checking on the outcomes of the election results of December 16.
The vice-president pointed out that Chávez's overall health condition is getting stable step by step. The infection is still being treated and controlled through a constant and rigorous methodology.
The leader is still taking complete rest and is accompanied by his relatives, who have been informing him about the situation of the country and the work of the Bolivarian Government.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.