CARACAS (Reuters) – Surgeons “completely” removed a lesion from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s pelvis and the socialist leader is in good physical condition after the operation in Cuba, Venezuela’s vice president said on Tuesday.
“President Chavez is in good physical condition … The diagnosed pelvic lesion was extracted completely along with the surrounding tissue. There were no complications relating to his local organs,” Vice President Elias Jaua told parliament.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came out of cancer surgery overnight in Cuba and is recovering in a hospital, two sources said on Tuesday, but there was still no official word on the socialist leader’s condition.
The 57-year-old returned to Havana last week for more surgery despite repeatedly saying he was cured after two procedures last year. That has fueled doubts about his ability to campaign for re-election in October, or to govern if he won.
CARACAS, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez’s imminent departure for more cancer surgery in Cuba has
thrown his re-election campaign into uncertainty and once again
shaken the socialist leader’s passionate supporters.
Though the 57-year-old former soldier looked stoic and
played down the dangers of his latest condition, the
announcement inevitably raises questions over his ability to
stand for the Oct. 7 presidential vote – or rule beyond it.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s election rival wished him a fast recovery on Wednesday while allies closed ranks behind the “comandante” whose announcement of new surgery in Cuba revived doubts over his future.
The 57-year-old socialist will head to Havana in the coming days for an operation on a possibly malignant lesion in the same area of his pelvis where he had a tumor removed last year.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez will undergo another operation in the coming days after doctors in Cuba found a lesion in his pelvis where surgeons removed a large cancerous tumor last year, he said on Tuesday.
The 57-year-old socialist leader confirmed he traveled to Havana for the tests on Saturday. Rumors of the unannounced trip had prompted a flood of speculation among the opposition and supporters alike that he was at death’s door.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday he would have to undergo another operation after doctors in Cuba found a lesion in his pelvis where surgeons removed a large cancerous tumor last year.
The 57-year-old socialist leader said he had travelled to Havana for the tests on Saturday. Rumors of the unannounced trip had prompted a flood of speculation among the opposition and supporters that he was at death’s door.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government scoffed on Tuesday at a report that Hugo Chavez is in Cuba for more urgent cancer treatment, denouncing it as part of a “dirty war” by the opposition ahead of a presidential election in October.
It was just the latest in a cycle of rumors about the health of the socialist leader that have ranged all the way from him having only months left to live to the whole saga being a pre-vote invention by his allies to let him make a Messiah-like return.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans voted on Sunday in an opposition primary expected to name a young state governor to challenge Hugo Chavez later this year at a close presidential election in South America’s biggest oil exporter.
With each of Venezuela’s 18 million registered voters able to take part, all eyes were on turnout as the clearest test yet of the opposition’s strength and chances of ending 13 years of Chavez’s socialist “revolution”.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The discovery in Mexico of almost $2 million cash in the luggage of a state government official has triggered a round of mud-slinging in the run-up to the presidential election in July.
Mexico has very strict campaign financing rules with presidential candidates restricted to spending less than 495 million pesos ($38 million) on campaigning before the July 1 vote, which the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, is favored to win.
CARACAS (Reuters) – As gas prices plunge to their lowest for a decade, Venezuela will pay over the odds to tap one of Latin America’s biggest fields wanting to boost power generation and even help revive stagnant oil production.
Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez has nationalized almost all the oil industry, is in the top 10 nations in terms of gas reserves, but has yet to begin any commercial production. Instead, it imports supplies from neighboring Colombia.