The images of the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, released yesterday, in which he is seen smiling along with his daughters, reclining and reading yesterday’s edition of the newspaper Granma, were widely cheered by government supporters, both on the streets as on social networks, while also raised some criticism from the opposition.
Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles accused the government of lying about the illness of President Hugo Chavez and the theme of the devaluation of the local currency and said it was time to leave the passivity and “organize” to deal with “entire amount of lies“.
“A few days ago liars said they spoke with the President, now say he cannot talk. They mock their own people,” Capriles said through his Twitter account, minutes after the government showed the first images of Chavez in two months.
Meanwhile, the vice president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said opposition leader Henrique Capriles and others “are enraged” of seeing the smile of President Hugo Chavez, after the government disseminate pictures taken last night in Cuba, where he’s convalescing from surgery.
“It seems they get angry knowing that the Commander is recovering. It seems they get angry to see him life smile of our commander and they get angry because he’s in charge, “Maduro said in a speech and later told reporters.