Chávez's comeback makes headlines around the world
"Followers celebrate Hugo Chávez's arrival in Venezuela," reads Ecuador's El Comercio
In Colombia, El Tiempo quoted Miranda state Governor Henrique Capriles Radonski, as saying: "Welcome, Mr. President; may your return give rise to good sense." The notice collects the feeling of Chávez's main challenger in the past election for president. Capriles posted on his twitter account that he hoped that President Chávez's return would be final and help to stop at once the "red" (economic) package.
México's El Universal entitled: "Chávez comes back to Venezuela, where he will continue his treatment." The Mexican daily newspaper highlighted that Chávez returned to Venezuela and was admitted to Caracas Military Hospital. The news cited the twits on the account @chavezcandanga, where the president announced his return to Venezuela.
Argentina's Clarín also posted Chávez's arrival on its website: "Hugo Chávez back to Venezuela." Clarín quoted Vice-President Nicolás Maduro at expressing "absolute happiness" and promising to brief on the president's health status in the next few hours.
Chile's La Tercera newspaper focused on the remarks made by Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas: "Venezuelan government upon Chávez's return to the country: It is defeat for the birds of ill omen." Likewise, La Tercera reported elsewhere on the feeling of happiness aired by Chávez's supporters: "Chávez's followers go out the streets to hail the arrival of the Venezuelan president."
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.