CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's powerful but normally low-profile first lady is about to launch her own weekly television program.
President Nicolas Maduro announced late Tuesday that he had asked his wife Cilia Flores to start an hour-long show on state television to present a feminist perspective on the country's socialist revolution.
Flores is a former National Assembly president and is known to be one of Maduro's closest advisers. He often refers to her as the "first combatant." But even though she flanks the president almost everywhere he goes she rarely speaks in public.
Her foray into television follows that of other top political figures in Venezuela who have weekly broadcasts, including Maduro and current National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello.