Opposition leader Capriles welcomes Chávez back in Venezuela
"May President (Hugo Chávez's) return translate into (Vice-President Nicolás) Maduro and the ministers getting their work started; there are thousands of problems to be solved," said Henrique Capriles, the governor of Miranda state, on his Twitter account
"Good morning, (I am) reading the news that the President (Chávez) has returned. Welcome back to Venezuela. I hope his return brings common sense to his gov't," said Capriles through the social network Twitter.
Capriles, who lost the presidential election to Chávez on October 7, said: "May President (Chávez's) return translate into (Vice-President Nicolás) Maduro and the ministers getting their work started; there are thousands of problems to be solved.
"Hopefully, the return of the president will be final and lead to the immediate end of the #redpackage," added Capriles, referring to the government's decision to devalue the Venezuelan bolivar by 32% against the US dollar, Efe reported.
That political protest in Venezuela has lost momentum seems pretty obvious: people are no longer building barricades to block off streets near Plaza Francia in Altamira (eastern Caracas), an anti-government stronghold; no new images have been shown of brave and dashing protesters with bandanna-covered faces clashing with the National Guard in San Cristóbal, in the western state of Táchira; and those who dreamed of a horde of "Gochos" (Tachirans) descending in an avalanche to stir up revolt in Caracas have been left with no option but to wake up to reality.