Uruguayan president urges Venezuelans to remain "calm"
"Life teaches us a simple lesson: there is always time to stand up and start all over again and I believe that worthwhile causes transcend circumstantial men," Uruguayan President José Mujica stressed, expressing his solidarity to Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez
Mujica added, "Chávez's legacy is enduring and hopefully he will overcome the terrible situation he is going through, but if he does not, life will continue."
The Uruguayan leader, who is currently in Venezuela to attend some events scheduled for Thursday, urged Venezuelan people to remain "calm" and stressed that he keeps alert to "uncertain" situations.
"Life teaches us a simple lesson: There is always time to stand up and start all over again, and I believe that worthwhile causes transcend circumstantial men," Mujica remarked, adding that Venezuelans have a great country full of opportunities.
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.