President Chávez continues in stable condition
"The treatment is being applied on an ongoing and strict basis and the patient is assimilating it," said Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas, who said the Venezuelan president is receiving treatment for a "lung infection that occurred in the post-operative stage"
Villegas insisted that after the operation for cancer performed on December 11, the Bolivarian Government has mantained ongoing contact with the medical staff treating Chávez and his relatives accompanying him in his post-operative phase in Havana, Cuba.
"The treatment is being applied on an ongoing and strict basis and the patient is assimilating it," said Villegas. He insisted that the Government remains "committed to keeping people informed about the health of Venezuelan president."
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.