Nurse claims that Chávez walked into the hospital
Dubraska Mora told state-run TV channel VTV that the Head of State neither used a wheelchair nor he has on tubes
In an interview with state-run TV channel VTV, Mora said that the Head of State "is strong" and did not use a wheelchair. "People of Venezuela, comrades, fellow countrymen: Our President walked in, strong, courageous, full of stamina, as usual in him (...) He would not come neither on a trolley nor on tubes; he would not come with any invasive process. Our president is strong to keep on commanding as he only knows to do it. People, be confident! We have a president for long time!"
The last medical report supplied by Minister of Communication and Information Ernesto Villegas referred that President Chávez was breathing through a tracheal cannula because of certain respiratory distress.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.