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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:09 AM

Venezuela’s Chavez Held 5-Hour Meeting With Cabinet

Source: Bloomberg

Venezuela’s Chavez Held 5-Hour Meeting With Cabinet
By Nathan Crooks - Feb 23, 2013 1:37 AM CT.

Venezuela’s ailing President Hugo Chavez discussed economic policy and national security with his cabinet for five hours yesterday at a military hospital in Caracas, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said.

Chavez and his team worked on measures to fight inflation and guarantee resources for public spending, economic policy moves to be announced over the coming weeks, Maduro said last night on state television.

“The president was clear about the speculative attack on our currency and product hoarding and said that we have to increase actions to fight the economic war being waged by the bourgeois,” Maduro said.

Chavez communicated by written notes during the meeting, Maduro said. The one-time paratrooper is under intensive treatment for “respiratory insufficiency” and can’t speak because of a breathing tube.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-23/venezuela-s-chavez-held-5-hour-meeting-with-cabinet.html

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:09 PM

1. Chavez 'working' from hospital, aide says

Chavez 'working' from hospital, aide says
by AFP
Saturday, 23 February 2013, 02 . 04 pm

Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is able to work on government issues and is "very energetic" despite being hospitalised and breathing through a tube, a top aide said Saturday. The 58-year-old president has not been seen or heard from since Monday, when he returned to Caracas from cancer surgery in Cuba.

"The president continues to breathe through a tracheal tube, but he is able to communicate with us through written notes and give us instructions," Vice President Nicolas Maduro told local television. He said he spent more than five hours with Chavez in his hospital room on Friday, and was able to discuss several issues, specifically military affairs and the economy.

"He was very energetic, had a lot of spirit and vitality, and that's what we wanted to tell the people despite the late hour," Maduro said. "We have reviewed a number of subjects, and he told us about being extremely happy to be in Caracas, the city of his heart."

Since his last surgery, the only photos released of Chavez came out almost a week ago. He was seen bed-ridden but smiling, looking through a newspaper with two of his daughters at his side. At the Caracas military hospital where Chavez is said to be continuing his convalescence, soldiers are on guard outside to keep out journalists and curious onlookers.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:36 PM

2. Good. Now they should probably swear him in for his new term.

If his health is still problematic, someone could probably carry out his major duties while he recuperates.

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:18 PM

3. It really is true -

you can't keep a good man down!

ˇViva Chavez!

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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 04:49 PM

4. LOL! "respiratory insufficiency". I doubt he is even conscious. A 5 hour meeting probably held

in the hospital where Chavez lay in bed on life support.

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