US proposes holding election "if Chávez is unable to rule"
"We took note of the return of President Chávez to Venezuela and we reaffirm our best wishes for his recovery," the source added.
"Long standing practices in the hemisphere provide for fair and free elections, as well as open and balanced access to the press, which is of the essence for democracy," the US official stated.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
Around 1.5 million Venezuelans have decided to emigrate in search of a better future for their families. The figure accounts to between 4% and 6% of the overall population. Approximately 88% of these expatriates have made up their mind to emigrate over the last 15 years.