Castro Brothers Pay Hospital Visit to Venezuelan Leader

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez got a visit from Cuba's top leaders as he recovers from surgery in a Cuban hospital.

Photographs published Saturday in the Cuban communist party newspaper, Granma, show Mr. Chavez with Cuban President Raul Castro and his brother, Fidel.

The newspaper said the three met Friday and discussed relations between their two countries and world events.

The Venezuelan leader had surgery in Cuba last week for what officials said was an abscess in his pelvic area.

Officials have said the 56-year-old Venezuelan president is recovering well but have not said when he is expected to return to Caracas.