Maduro: Chávez planned his comeback to Venezuela and the twits
The Venezuelan Vice-President said that President Hugo Chávez opted to disclose his arrival on his twitter account "to dispel any rumors"
"Well, fellow, I think that the time has come for me to return to the homeland and continue the adjuvant therapy in Venezuela. I have decided to return. Prepare everything for the return!" Maduro quoted President Chávez during an obligatory simultaneous broadcast, AFP cited.
"Let's get everything ready; we will arrive very early in the morning, and I (Chávez) am announcing my return on Twitter," Maduro added. Last Monday, the Venezuelan leader landed in Caracas and was admitted to Dr. Carlos Arvelo Military Hospital after 72 days of convalescence in Cuba from his fourth cancer surgery.
The vice-president maintained that Chávez opted to give the news on his twitter account to "dispel any rumors," in clear reference to the opposition.
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.