VP: Chávez is going through a slow recovery process
Nicolás Maduro said Venezuelan people are "ready to face difficulties, whatever it is." "None of us is Chávez, but we all together are Chávez, if we are united." He reckoned that only unity would help "tame the rabid monster of the right wing"
Executive Vice-President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that President Hugo Chávez is going through a "slow" recovery process and that he is "in a battle, clinging to Christ." He recalled that in recent days he was in Havana, Cuba, where he met with the Venezuelan president.
Maduro said the Venezuelan people are "ready to face difficulties, whatever it is." "None of us is Chávez, but we all together are Chávez, if we are united."
In this regard, he said that "everything this Government does is for the aggrandizement of the fatherland." He noted that every year, more "room for happiness" is made in Venezuela.
On the other hand, he reckoned that only unity would help "tame the rabid monster of the right wing," which he termed "pro-imperialist, neoliberal and pro-privatization", and "deeply corrupt."
They are marching in step to the same tune. There is a coordinated effort to position the idea. The Twitter hashtag #YoSoyVictimaDeLaGuarimba (I'm a victim of "guarimbas", or protest barricades) can be read on all pro-government Twitter accounts, including those of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the National Assembly's Press Office, the state-run food distribution network PDVAL, state airline Conviasa, the Venezuelan embassies in foreign countries, radio stations and the huge media network responsive to the Government's interests and messages.