Chavez suffers new post-op setback – VP

2012-12-31 13:38

Caracas – Venezuela plunged into political uncertainty today after the government announced that President Hugo Chavez had suffered a new setback after cancer surgery in Cuba and the situation he was facing was “tough.”

Chavez, the face of the Latin American left for more than a decade and a firebrand critic of US “imperialism”, has been in power since 1999 in Venezuela, an OPEC member that sits on top of the world’s largest proven oil reserves.

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