So it was stated at a press conference by the president in charge, Nicolas Maduro, who said Russian and German scientists invited to Venezuela to conduct the embalming of the deceased president and leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chavez Frias, would have difficulties for the serious signs of deterioration in Chavez’ body and a delay in the preparations for the embalming.
Maduro said that the embalming decision should have been taken long before and that the idea was not taken from the beginning. The “proposal” was made “out of love” and conversations and ideas raised by some of the leaders who attended Chavez’ funeral last Friday and members of the military and political leadership of the revolution.
“We responsibly tell our people, that we suddenly cannot do it,” said Maduro, who also invited the people to have the “commander in eternal memory, especially this generation,” which, according to him, “saw him, touched him and heard him. ”
“We must keep his image, his voice, his thoughts alive, we must have him alive,” he insisted.