Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chavez returns in Twitter to quell rumors about his health

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, reappeared on the Twitter social network on Friday he had abandoned for 20 days before emergency surgery in Cuba. The 56-year retired military officer had remained silent during his convalescence in Havana, but reappeared to send four messages through their social network account, which is followed by more than 1.6 million people.

The Government of the oil-rich nation in total secrecy had handled the absence of Chávez, but ministers and officials this week broke the ice and began to give clues about the health and status of the leader who seeks to lead Venezuela for the road to socialism. However, the opposition criticized the secrecy with which he handles the issue of health of the president and tried to Vice President Elias Jaua took office for the duration of convalescence.

In the other two messages on the social network that used to advertise their activities, saluted the military and the Army of Venezuela, which celebrates its day. Chávez rules Venezuela for over 12 years and intends to present in the crucial election of 2012 seeking re-election. The opposition does not have a candidate to be measured to the president.

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