"The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela is fulfilling its duty to inform the Venezuelan and sister peoples of the clinical evolution of President Hugo Chavez."
"In the wake of the delicate surgery of this past December 11, Comandante Chavez is facing complications resulting from a severe pulmonary infection."
"This infection has led to respiratory insufficiency, requiring Comandante Chavez' strict compliance with his medical treatment."
"The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates its confidence in the medical team treating Comandante Chavez, which has constantly monitored the clinical evolution of the patient and has acted with utmost rigor in response to every difficulty presented."
"The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela warns the Venezuelan people of the psychological warfare that transnational media networks have unleashed in relation to the health of our head of state, with the intention of destabilizing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, repudiating the popular will expressed in the presidential elections of last October 7, and destroying the Bolivarian Revolution led by Chavez."
"These attempts have come up against the resolute unity of the Bolivarian government, the organized people and the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, around the leadership and political ideology of Comandante Hugo Chavez."
"Hasta la victoria siempre."
" -Que viva Chavez!"
On January 4, Prensa Latina headlined "Venezuelans Deplore Distortion of Chavez Health Reports," saying:
Western media scoundrels "manipulat(e) reports about" his health. Print and broadcast media do it. Social networks spread unease.
"Executive Vice President Nicolas Maduro warned about scurrilous campaigns in relation to the supposed deterioration of (Chavez's) health."
It continues despite "27 (official) communiques in the last 23 days."
The most recent one warned "about the psychological war that the transnational media network has unleashed in relation to the head of state's health, with the objective of destabilizing the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela."
Manipulative psyops aims to "disregard the people's will." It wants Bolivarianism destroyed. It wants neoliberal harshness established. It wants pro-Western puppet leadership replacing Chavez.
Venezuela Analysis discussed psychological warfare. Maduro told Venezuelans to "trust the national authorities." They're "more united than ever."