Santos gets ready to attend Chávez's inauguration
The Colombian president held a telephone conversation with Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro on the eve of Christmas
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is prepared to attend the inauguration of this Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chávez and wished him getting well soon one more time.
The Venezuelan leader is recovering from a surgery to counter his cancer, Colombian media cited on Tuesday.
No date of arrival was specified.
As stated by Caracol Radio and quoted by DPA, Santos spoke on the phone with Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolás Maduro to confirm that he and his Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín plan to attend the sworn-in ceremony. According to the news, the event could be postponed because of Chávez's health condition.
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.