Putin wishes Hugo Chávez a speedy recovery from his illness
Vladimir Putin wished strength and resistance to President Hugo Chávez to overcome his illness and "take the helm again"
Putin wished strength and resistance to the ailing Venezuelan president to overcome his illness and "take the helm again," so that under his command the Bolivarian Republic "may continue on the path towards development," said the Kremlin in a statement released by news agency Interfax.
Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolás Maduro reported from Havana that the health of the Bolivarian leader "remains delicate" following further "complications" arising after the operation that Chávez underwent on December 11 due to the recurrence of cancer, informed EFE.
More than USD 3.5 million of Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) money were lost in their way to the Dominican Republic. Some Venezuelans are among the 5,000 victims of the bank's collapse. And not even the entity responsible for overseeing Venezuela's monetary policy was spared.