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Chavez Leading Venezuela from Cuba Following Cancer Surgery

Posted July 2nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is meeting with several of his government ministers Saturday in Cuba, where he is recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. News reports say President Chavez planned to discuss government projects with the leaders. Venezuela’s energy minister was among the cabinet members expected to be present for the talks. The […]

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Venezuelan Military Chief: Chavez Still in Charge of Country

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s military chief says President Hugo Chavez is still in charge of the country following two operations in Cuba, including the removal of a cancerous tumor. Army General Henry Rangel Silva said on state television Friday that Mr. Chavez is recovering well, noting that he expects the 56-year-old president to return to Venezuela soon. President […]

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Venezuelan President Undergoes Surgery for Cancerous Tumor

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has undergone successful surgery in Cuba for the removal of a cancerous growth. In a speech on state television late Thursday, Mr. Chavez said the operation addressed a tumor with “cancerous cells.” He voiced hope that he is on the road to recovery. It was his first televised address […]

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Venezuelan TV Airs New Video of Chavez

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan state television aired new footage Wednesday of President Hugo Chavez, whose prolonged stay in Cuba after surgery has triggered speculation about his health. The footage showed the 56-year-old president walking and talking with his friend, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The two are seen in a garden in Cuba, where Mr. Chavez underwent emergency […]

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Cuban TV Airs Video of Chavez and Castro

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Cuban national television has broadcast new photos and video of Venezuela’s president Hugo Chavez with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The footage aired Tuesday and showed the two men walking around and chatting amicably. The TV station said the images were taken the same day and that some of Mr. Chavez’ relatives also attended the […]

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Venezuelan Government Dismisses Reports Chavez Seriously Ill

Posted June 27th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan officials have dismissed reports that President Hugo Chavez could be seriously ill, as his opponents demand information about his health, more than two weeks after he underwent surgery in Cuba. President Chavez has not been seen in public since the June 10 operation for what authorities have said was an abscess in his pelvic […]

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Venezuela’s President Recovers From Surgery in Cuba

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan officials say President Hugo Chavez is recovering satisfactorily after undergoing surgery in Cuba. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro says Mr. Chavez had an abscess removed from his pelvic area. Maduro says doctors discovered the abscess during the president’s routine medical check-up and he decided to immediately go ahead with Friday’s surgery. Officials say the 56-year-old […]

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Venezuelan President Undergoes Surgery in Cuba

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuela’s president, who is recovering from a recent knee operation, underwent surgery Friday morning in Cuba. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Hugo Chavez had an operation in Havana for a pelvic abscess. The foreign minister said President Chavez felt ill and was “immediately attended to” by his medical team. Maduro said Mr. Chavez has […]

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