Maduro informs Chávez about people and military's support
On Saturday, the Venezuelan Government's political team, led by Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, met in Havana, Cuba. Maduro, who is also the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, reported to President Hugo Chávez on the support of the people and the Armed Forces, as expressed in mass rallies last January 10
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The announcement came through the Twitter account of Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas, state-run news agency AVN informed. Reference was made to the mass rallies held downtown Caracas on January 10, the date when Chávez's "new presidential term began," AVN added.
"Vice-President Maduro, on behalf of (Cuban) President Raúl Castro, congratulates the Venezuelan people for the actions of January 10 on the ocassion of the beginning of the new presidential term," Villegas wrote in his Twitter account.
On Saturday, the Bolivarian Government's political team, led by Maduro, met in Havana, Cuba.
In this context, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation Jorge Arreaza said, earlier, that the government team "works tirelessly to develop science and technology for the benefit of the Venezuelan people."
Arreaza, in his Twitter account @jaarreaza, said "thanks for your support, fellow countrymen. We are working tirelessly for science and technologies that help meet the needs of the people."
Maduro arrived Friday in Cuba to visit Chávez, who is recovering from a cancer operation carried out in Havana last December.
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