Senior Correspondent
Daniel's Feed
Jan 4, 2013

VP Maduro back in Venezuela, no news on ailing Chavez

CARACAS, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Vice President Nicolas Maduro
returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in
hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken
president as rumors grow that he could be close to death.

Flanked by senior government figures including Diosdado
Cabello, the head of the National Assembly, Maduro toured a
coffee production plant in Caracas – the type of visit that the
president made frequently before he fell ill.

Jan 4, 2013

Vice President Maduro back in Venezuela, no news on ailing Chavez

CARACAS (Reuters) – Vice President Nicolas Maduro returned to Venezuela on Thursday after visiting Hugo Chavez in hospital in Cuba, but gave no new details on the cancer-stricken president as rumors grow about his condition.

Flanked by senior government figures including Diosdado Cabello, the head of the National Assembly, Maduro toured a coffee production plant in Caracas – the type of visit that the president made frequently before he fell ill.

Jan 2, 2013

Factbox: Key political risks to watch in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) – President Hugo Chavez’s severely weakened health as a result of an 18-month battle with cancer has raised the possibility of a new presidential election in Venezuela just months after the former soldier was re-elected to a third term.

CHAVEZ’S HEALTH

Chavez has made no public comments since traveling to Cuba three weeks ago for his fourth cancer operation since his diagnosis in June 2011.

Jan 1, 2013

Venezuela’s Chavez in stable condition, says son-in-law

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in stable condition and spent Monday with his daughters, the cancer-stricken leader’s son in law said in an appeal for supporters to ignore rumors about his condition.

Chavez has not been seen in public nor heard from in more than three weeks. The vice president said on Sunday that the 58-year-old was suffering a third set of complications after surgery in Cuba on December 11, his fourth operation in 18 months.

Dec 31, 2012

Analysis: Venezuela’s Maduro channels Chavez, lacks his charisma

CARACAS (Reuters) – He uses Hugo Chavez’s bombastic language, brandishes the constitution and showers opponents with vitriol at every turn.

But Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to replicate the extraordinary charisma of his boss, who is battling to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba.

Dec 31, 2012

Chavez suffers new post-surgery complications

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is suffering further complications linked to a respiratory infection that hit him after his fourth cancer operation in Cuba, his vice president said in a somber broadcast on Sunday.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba to visit Chavez in the hospital as supporters’ fears grow for the ailing 58-year-old socialist leader, who has not been seen in public nor heard from in three weeks.

Dec 31, 2012

Venezuela’s Chavez suffers new post-surgery complications

CARACAS, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
is suffering further complications linked to a respiratory
infection that hit him after his fourth cancer operation in
Cuba, his vice president said in a somber broadcast on Sunday.

Vice President Nicolas Maduro flew to Cuba to visit Chavez
in the hospital as supporters’ fears grow for the ailing
58-year-old socialist leader, who has not been seen in public
nor heard from in three weeks.

Dec 19, 2012

Venezuelan official suggests Chavez’s inauguration could be delayed

CARACAS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – A Venezuelan government official
has for the first time raised the possibility that Hugo Chavez’s
Jan. 10 inauguration could be delayed as the president struggles
to recover from his latest cancer surgery.

Few details have been given about the 58-year-old Chavez’s
condition after his fourth operation in 18 months. Officials say
he is lucid, but that doctors treated him for unexpected
bleeding and then a respiratory infection after last week’s
procedure.

Dec 19, 2012

Possible Chavez demise seen having minimal impact on PDVSA

CARACAS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Ten years ago when Venezuelan
President Hugo Chavez’s leadership was in serious doubt, the
state oil company embarked on a devastating strike to force him
from office, resulting in a years-long decline in production.

Now, with the world’s 11th largest oil exporter on the brink
of a political transformation if cancer forces Chavez from
power, the odds are the opposite: an extension of “Chavismo”
should keep existing projects on track, while a change in
parties may usher in more foreign capital.

Dec 19, 2012

Venezuelan official says Chavez inauguration could be delayed

CARACAS (Reuters) – A government official in Venezuela for the first time has raised the possibility that Hugo Chavez’s January 10 inauguration could be delayed as the president struggles to recover from his latest cancer surgery.

Few details have been given about the 58-year-old leader’s condition after his fourth operation in 18 months. Officials say he is lucid, but that doctors treated unexpected bleeding and then a respiratory infection after last week’s procedure.

    • About Daniel

      "Daniel used to work for The Times newspaper and PA News agency in London before joining Reuters in 2003. Since then he has reported on political, general and economic news from across east Africa, Iraq and Latin America."
    • Follow Daniel