Chavez aiming to return to Venezuela – Bolivian leader

LA PAZ,  (Reuters) – Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez is undergoing physical therapy to hasten his return home after he underwent cancer surgery in Cuba last month, Bolivian President Evo Morales said today.

“I communicated with Cuba and, brothers and sisters, we have good news about our brother, President Hugo Chavez. He is already undergoing physical therapy to return to his country,” said Morales, a fellow leftist and Chavez ally.

“Latin American leaders like Fidel (Castro) and Hugo Chavez are very much needed at international events and I’m certain that soon we will be (together again) at presidential summits,” Morales added during a speech in La Paz.

On Monday, Venezuela’s foreign minister said Chavez was joking and giving instructions again, the latest positive comment from an official six weeks after the president’s disappearance from public sight for cancer treatment.

Rumors earlier this month that Chavez, 58, was on life support have given way in the last few days to speculation that he may soon return to Venezuela.

Venezuelans are debating whether Chavez may be able to recover well enough to continue governing, or wants to come home to smooth a handover of power.

Latest in World News

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Cameron quits after Britain votes to leave EU

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity.

default placeholder

South African court blocks appeal by Zuma over corruption charges

PRETORIA,  (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma failed yesterday in his appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him be reinstated, another setback for the leader who has been facing calls for his resignation.

default placeholder

Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce – BBC

LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain has voted to leave the European Union, the BBC said based on voter tallies from yesterday’s referendum, an outcome that would set the country on an uncertain path and deal the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.

Cuba's President Raul Castro (C) looks as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shakes hands with FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, better known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, after signing a historic ceasefire deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels in Havana, Cuba, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Tears of joy as rebels sign ceasefire with Colombian government

HAVANA/BOGOTA,  (Reuters) – Colombia’s government and leftist FARC rebels signed a historic ceasefire deal yesterday that brought them tantalizingly close to ending the longest running conflict in the Americas.

default placeholder

OAS chief blames Maduro government for Venezuela crisis

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The head of the OAS regional bloc, Luis Almagro, yesterday blamed President Nicolas Maduro’s government for Venezuela’s crisis, saying the South American oil-rich nation was now mired in poverty, corruption and violence.

default placeholder

Latest gun control bid falters in Congress, Democrat sit-in ends

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress yesterday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate.

default placeholder

Split U.S. Supreme Court blocks Obama immigration plan

WASHINGTON,  (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday blocked President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation in a split ruling that heartened political foes who had accused him of overstepping his powers.

default placeholder

Britain votes on EU membership after tight and bitter campaign

LONDON, (Reuters) – Britons will decide the future of their country and Europe today in a vote on European Union membership after a bitter campaign that appeared to divide the nation down the middle.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: