Cuban state television has aired footage of Hugo Chavez, the first images of Venezuela’s president since his emergency operation in Havana on June 10. Rumours had circulated about the state of his health, but the new images show Chavez wearing a tracksuit in the colours of the Venezuelan flag and talking with Fidel Castro. Venezuelan officials said the surgery was for a pelvic abscess, but local and foreign media speculated the president’s condition was more serious. There is no set date for Chavez’s return to Venezuela.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011