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.
According to inner surveys performed by the Venezuelan Association of Metallurgical and Mining Industries (AIMM), where 160 metallurgic companies were taken into consideration, 90% of the companies members of this association are "distressed because of their existence or survival in the short term," stated Manuel Eseverri, president of this association.