Chavez still absent after 2 months

2013-02-10 18:50

Caracas - Two months have passed since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez climbed the stairs of the presidential jet, blew kisses to supporters and flew to Cuba to undergo cancer surgery.

Chavez hasn't been seen or spoken publicly since that departure to Havana on 10 December, and the mystery surrounding his condition has deepened even as the government's updates have remained optimistic but have lately offered few specifics.

Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said on Saturday that Chavez is recovering slowly but that he is convinced he "is also going to win this battle".

Some analysts say they expect that sooner or later, Chavez's delicate health could make necessary a new presidential election. Chavez's allies, however, insist the 58-year-old president remains in charge and they express optimism he will be able to return home.

  • Jason Lok - 2013-02-10 20:41

    Pres Chavez - an honourable an respected leader an a man of Principle, I salute U Sir, may God in his infinite mercy , grant u complete cure. I hope to see U leadin Your country once again. Good Luck n may God bless HIM

      richard.brazao - 2013-02-10 23:53

      Dude are you for real?!? Chaves has single handedly ruined Venezuela!! My country is practically bankrupt, violent crime is rampant and lets not talk about the corruption!! Sounds a lot like a little place I've called home for almost 20 years... Yes, South Africa! Thanks to the cANCer that is our current government South Africa is headed in the same direction as Venezuela has since Chaves took over, down the toilet!!

      gladlad - 2013-02-11 10:14

      Wena are crazy

      fidel.uncensored - 2013-02-11 10:27

      So Richard, do entertain us and tell us how Venezuela was before Chavez. That way we can compare if Chavez has improved the lives of the population or not.

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