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."
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.