VP: Tracheal cannula does not prevent Chávez from communicating
The vice-president asserted that Venezuela's Hugo Chávez "relies on his loyal people"
Maduro remarked that "the very first 40-45 days, the day of the surgery, and the following days were been quite difficult" for the Venezuelan leader, who has been following a highly complex treatment.
The vice-minister reaffirmed that the Venezuelan head of state has issued orders even though he is convalescent. According to Maduro, the tracheal cannula Chávez is using does not prevent the leader from communicating. He also stressed that in Venezuela there is a legitimate Government led by Chávez.
Maduro underscored there are certain aspects that allow the president to continue to be in command: firstly, his condition of "legitimate leader of the revolution;" secondly, the fact that he is surrounded by "a group of men and women subordinated to his leadership;" and, finally, that the president "relies on his loyal people."
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
At first she agreed that I use her real name, that she had no problems with that at all. After all, living with HIV had driven her to help others – as a workshop facilitator giving talks and conducting seminars, or as a volunteer for local AIDS Service Organizations like Acción Solidaria (Solidary Action) and Mujeres Unidas por la Salud (Women United for Health, or Musa), a support group network for HIV-positive women. But when we were well into the interview, the realization that she might lose her private health insurance coverage made her change her mind.