Venezuelan Government Officials Increasingly Confident on Chavez Recovery
- Venezuelan Government Officials Increasingly Confident on Chavez Recovery
Feb 4th 2013, by Ewan Robertson
[image: Showing the document bearing Chavez�s signature, Vice President
Maduro declared, �we have a president governing�. (AVN)]
Showing the document bearing Chavez�s signature, Vice President Maduro
declared, �we have a president governing�. (AVN)
M�rida, 4th February 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) � Venezuelan government
officials have sent signals of increasing confidence about President Hugo
Chavez�s successful recovery from his cancer operation last 11 December.
Chavez has been in Havana, Cuba, recovering since the operation, and has
yet to be seen in public. The surgical intervention was his fourth for
cancer in eighteen months.
Yesterday defence minister Diego Molero Bellavia said that Chavez was in
�the best moment� so far in his recovery, after visiting the Venezuelan
president over the weekend.
The comments were made at an event commemorating the anniversary of the 4
February 1992 civic-military coup attempt, led by Chavez. Despite the
coup�s failure it was the event which first launched Chavez into the public
Diosdado Cabello, a close ally of Chavez and leader of the National
Assembly, also announced that Chavez�s recovery was �gradual and constant,�
adding, �The Commander Chavez�s health is in full recovery�.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro yesterday showed a document bearing Chavez�s
signature, which had been brought back from Cuba by Cabello on Sunday
morning. It authorised financing for the takeover of certain holdings in
mixed companies to strengthen the functioning of state oil giant PDVSA.
�We, fortunately, are functioning,� Maduro said. �We have a president
governing and with him we�re a revolution in political power�.
The Venezuelan opposition has criticised Chavez�s absence, arguing that his
inability to attend his 10 January swearing-in ceremony and the continuance
of his government in power marks a �violation� of the constitution, with
some sectors calling it a �state coup�.
However, the Supreme Court ruled that a delay in the ceremony while Chavez
recovers was legal, a decision subsequently backed by the Organization of
American States (OAS).
A recent national opinion poll by private Venezuelan firm Hinterlaces found
that 67% of Venezuelans currently hold a positive view of Hugo Chavez,
while 56% of respondents felt the government had sufficient capacity to
govern the country while the president recovers.
40% of respondents also expressed the opinion that crime was the most
pressing issue that Vice President Maduro should tackle, while 30% felt it
was to �unite the country� and 14% �to boost the economy�.
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*This rare video from a rally on Feb.4th 1992 in defense of the actions
taken by those officers and Cmd. Chavez along with civil society.*
*From ALBA TV*
"Bolivar is in prison", 1992
*VENEZUELA | FEBRUARY 4, 2013
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In March and April 1992, the streets of Caracas were evidence of popular
support for the military from February 4th Rebellion led by Commander Hugo
Ch�vez, who were prisoners.
At the beginning of the peaceful demonstrations in support of the
Bolivarian Rebellion, the police prevented people from reaching the
equestrian statue of the Liberator riot fencing with effective central
Plaza Bolivar. One protester improvises a speech referring to Bolivar that
were holding but the people went to free him. The crowd of people cheering
loudly responds: Chavez! Chavez! Chavez! Chavez!
An extraordinary cameraman Venezolana de Television news covering the
event, capture the supreme moment of profound political and symbolic
meaning, but the management of the channel state at that time ordered not
transmit these images, then were buried in the basement of file until it
was recovered in 2009 to make the video documentary 04:02:92 The time of
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