CARACAS, Monday January 28, 2013 | Update

Congress speaker: We hope Chávez gets back soon

Venezuelan Congress's Speaker Diosdado Cabello has informed that the reinforcement of the security measures to protect him and the vice-president were ordered by President Hugo Chávez

Cabello made the comments during an interview held on Sunday (Photo: AVN)
Monday January 28, 2013  12:07 PM
In an interview on TV, Venezuelan Congress's Speaker Diosdado Cabello reaffirmed on Sunday that President Hugo Chávez was "entering a new stage" of the medical treatment. "We were there (in Cuba) on January 2 and January 12. Truly, we were very happy to see how much progress the president had made, considering his condition. We were in his room, although they (the opposition) say otherwise (...) "All of us hope he gets back soon," Cabello remarked.

The Congress's speaker also disclosed that he would be travelling to Havana, Cuba, again this week. He underscored that the Government has "duly" informed about the president's health condition. 

Referring to the alleged assassination plot against him and Vice-President Nicolás Maduro, Cabello stressed, "Our security was reinforced, even against our wills (...) but they (the actions) were taken upon the president's immediate orders."

"We will conduct the relevant investigation and get to any consequences. I hope we can get our hands on the culprit (...) there are some pieces of evidence, actions, and testimonies that prove what has been done," Cabello said. 

Translated by Jhean Cabrera
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