Mérida, 1st March 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced his good physical condition and quick recovery to the nation in a live telephone conversation today with Venezuelan state channel VTV, following his operation on Monday this week.
“I’m fine, I’m recovering quickly…we’re in the battle and sooner rather than later I’ll be with you physically too,” related Chavez from Cuba, where he arrived last Friday to have a 2 centimetre lesion removed from the same pelvic region where he was treated for cancer last year.
Chavez also declared via his official twitter account yesterday that he was “taking flight like the condor”, while Venezuelan vice president Elias Jaua announced on the same day that the Venezuelan president was “in the full process of recovery” after the two spoke via telephone.
“He’s energetic, he expressed himself with a lot of love and firmness” reported Jaua, who on Tuesday read out a presidential statement confirming that the operation to remove the lesion was successful and without complications.
The Venezuelan president also held meetings with various government ministers via telephone yesterday to review the progress of the government’s Knowledge and Work social program and the National Plan of Public Works.
In the conversation with VTV, the Venezuelan head of state conveyed his satisfaction with the latest developments in the Great Housing Mission program, which today handed over four thousand new houses in various parts of the country to victims of heavy flooding in 2010.
“All of this makes me happy and makes me feel like I’m in Maracaibo, in Margarita, in Barinas, in Apure [states in Venezuela]. You are all in my heart,” Chavez expressed.