Venezuela Releases Photos of Chavez with Castro

Cuba's former President Fidel Castro (L) visits Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from surgery, in Havana, March 2, 2012.
Cuba's former President Fidel Castro (L) visits Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from surgery, in Havana, March 2, 2012.

Venezuela has released photographs of its convalescing president, reportedly taken inside a Cuban hospital.  A smiling Hugo Chavez is seen walking in a couple of the pictures, and in others sitting and chatting with his mentor, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Mr. Chavez flew to Cuba last week to undergo surgery for removal of what he said was likely a cancerous tumor in the pelvic region.  

Last year, the 57-year-old Venezuela leader had surgery and chemotherapy in Havana to remove a cancerous growth from the same area.  Mr. Chavez later said he was cancer-free.

President Chavez has ruled Venezuela for 13 years and is hoping to be re-elected for another six-year term in October.  His opponent will be 39-year-old Henrique Capriles who was chosen as the sole opposition candidate in a primary in February.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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by: Yasin
March 10, 2012 7:43 PM
I think US government seems tobe worried about relationship between Venezuela and cuba. make sure that it just talks not more

by: Judea Mgutshini
March 10, 2012 8:36 AM
All dictators are control freaks who keep their citizens caged in opressive laws. They believe in their own indestructibility and and invincibility even in the face of deadly cancers.

by: xiaohan
March 07, 2012 4:20 PM
my name is xiaohan.I am a girl.I really love English.I am very cute and smart.I think English is very interesting.I hope I can go to The US.Because I like there very much.

by: William
March 06, 2012 10:41 AM
Right now that idiot should be concentrating on a cancer victory.

by: hamad part 1 of 1
March 03, 2012 9:05 AM
Chavez is facing tough days although he has got nationwide popularity among Venezuelans, I wonder why ? By the way, who opposes US policy gain massive supporters and fans. Is that strange? Oil could elevate the temper of many oil vampires which could make them impose any sanctions to fulfill their assuming democracy and freedom . Of course, If you try to talk rationally , you will be accused of Anti-America and Anti-Semitic immediately .

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