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
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
The price of a package of precooked corn flour used to make corn cakes called arepas, a staple food in Venezuela, has been regulated at VEB 19, but production cost exceeds VEB 26. At present both state-run and private plants face the same difficulty of having to produce at a loss. But that's just one of the many obstacles facing those involved in putting the arepa on the Venezuelans plate.