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.

More in World News


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.

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

Most Read This Week

  1. Back in court: In this Keno George composite photo, Barry Dataram (left) and his wife Anjanie Boodnarine at court yesterday to answer three charges including fleeing the jurisdiction.

    Dataram to serve eight years in jail after guilty plea to new charges

  2. Yansen Brusche

    Ulverston mom of four stabbed to death by children’s father

  3. Ameer Abdool Subrati

    Man dies after bandits target overseas-based couple at Herstelling

  4. US Ambassador Perry Holloway and Finance Minister Winston Jordan shake hands after the signing of the agreement yesterday.

    Guyana inks pact for reporting to IRS on holdings of US citizens

  5. Updated: Man dies after bandits attack overseas-based Guyanese at Herstelling

  6. Barry Dataram

    Datarams getaway passports had been issued to other people

  7. Bharrat Jagdeo

    Crime has never been this bad – Jagdeo

  8. Cops grilling taxi driver after passenger robbed of $6M on seawall

  9. The ganja found in Prashad Nagar (Police photo)

    Police find 52 lbs of ganja in Prashad Nagar house

Recommended For You