Chavez Shows Clinical Improvement
His slow recovery continues.
by Stephen Lendman
Venezuelans welcome good news. They pray for Chavez's full recovery. News from Havana is encouraging.
On January 14, The Havana Times headlined "Chavez Is Improving," saying:
His respiratory infection is controlled. On national radio and television, Vice President Nicolas Maduro presented a communique , saying:
<blockquote>"Despite his poor health after complex surgery this past December 11, his overall clinical evolution has been favorable over the last several days."
"The president continues to strictly comply with his medical treatment. The respiratory infection is controlled, although the commander-president still requires specific measures for addressing his insufficient breathing."
"The president is aware and in contact with his family, his political team and with the attending team of physicians in order to keep abreast of relevant information."
"On the eve of the celebration of the "Divina Pastora" procession, the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela invites Venezuelan families to join in prayer to the patron saint of Barquisimeto to fill our country with peace and happiness."
"Long live Chavez!"</blockquote>
False rumors circulate. Chavez's brother, Adan, refuted them. He's making steady progress. He's not in a coma. Saying so is false.
<blockquote>"The head of state continues to respond well to the treatment and his recovery is advancing every day, said Adan."
"We are sure that with the support of God, science and our people, the president will come out on top in this new battle."
"The reports circulating on social networks and other media that the president is in a coma and the family is discussing the supposed disconnection of life-support equipment are totally false."</blockquote>