Prayers for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in Caracas
Senior government officials pray for Chávez health recovery and return to Venezuela
Parishioners prayed on Monday for Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's health and soon recovery in a special Christmas Mass celebrated in a renowned church of Caracas.
The Mass was attended by senior government officials, including the vice-president, members of the Executive Office, and Congress deputies, who informed that their main prayers focused on the Venezuelan leader's health recovery and comeback. The event was also attended by Chávez followers.
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.