Venezuela president Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, right, is greeted by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Tuesday in Salinas, Ecuador.
June 11th, 2011
04:32 AM ET

Venezuela president Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent surgery Friday in Cuba, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said.

Chavez suffered from a pelvic abscess and results from the surgery were "satisfactory," Maduro said.

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  1. fred

    Yeah. Every day we hear reports of how human rights have been violated by Chavez' troops. What is Chavez' equiv. to Guantanimo? Abu Garib? Corporate bailouts? Sending dirty pics to kids? Is there a wikileak about Chavez? Was he in cahoots with Martha Stewart and gang? Me? I don't like the guy. But I don't buy the BS THEY FEED US ABOUT Venezuela.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Antonio

    A Sante Hugo!
    I agree Fred, in the states you never hear anything good about pres Chavez, just that he's a commie, ruining his country, squashing the 'Free' press run by the oligarchy. I believe his interests are true in working for the poor and average citizen at the expense of the super-wealthy and the foreign banks. He's a little over the top, a bit loco, but he's sincerely interested in the underprivileged.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bob Olson

    This is the guy that wants to"see america die" Shame he had good doctors.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  4. dubs1

    I hope he dies of sepsis or something related to this.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. fred

    @antonio...exactly. Well said. Chavez is one of the few elected leaders in the world. His people adore him. Venezuela sells the USA 1.5 million narrels of oil...per day! They are so afraid that the US government will invade, they not only purchased 100,000 of AK's newest assault rifles...they are abuilding a factory in Venezuela to make them! Yet we buy Citgo gasoline. Citgo is headquartered in Houston, but is owned by the Venezuealan government. Why would we invade Venezuela? And would we if she had no oil?

    June 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Venezuelan

      I love it how some people talk about things they have no idea about. Yes, Chavez ran under a populist campaign promising to help the poor, which he did, for a year. Venezuela is now completely bankrupt (not for lack of income – look at the price of oil). He was "elected" if by that you mean current elections where somehow "dead" people's votes were showing up. Caracas is now the most dangerous city in the world. Basic food cannot be found. The electric grids are failing. Chavez passes laws without any checks and balances. Just bc he doesn't show in YOUR news doesn't mean that what he is doing is right. Somehow, the people are still starving, the country is bankrupt but he gets richer. It took the people of Egypt 30 years to wake up... I hope it doesn't take Venezuelans that long.

      June 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jon

    @joe moore, your analysis of socialism is actually wrong, I'm not defending socialism mind you(even though jesus was a socialist himself). Most true socialist countries, i.e. nearly all european countries, have a much higher living standard than we do. The countries you are referring to are not socialist countries but third world dictatorships which have always been the cess pools of humanity.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rosa

    Fred and Antonio,
    Try traveling to Venezuela for a month. I hope that you don,t get sick or need medical help. I hope that you don,t get mugged for your Nike,s. While Chavez gives money to Cuba and Nicaragua. If you own a nice home, hope he doesn't,t confiscate it.
    You cannot judge until you've, been there!

    June 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. EZZApper

    Chavez was elected the first time... out of desperation kind of what is happening in Peru... He has bankrupted his country and made his citizens dependent of Oil cash handouts which are too much to die and too little to live.... thus the crime wave which made Caracas the most dangerous city in the world.... He is actively pursuing Nuclear Arms with the aid of Iran and mingles in the politics of other nations of America Septemtrional with contributions for his supporters (i.e. Correa, Ortega, Castro ??...) and sabotage for his opponents by providing safe heaven to FARC and Druglords.. but history will be his judge and will unleash its merciless destiny upon his kind as it did with Ceauşescu...... because no one can make you feel inferior without your consent... and the consent of the Venezuelan patriots is running thin...

    June 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Burt

    Fred, where are you getting your news?

    We do not adore this guy. he is like a stomach a Midas King antonym. everything he touches turns into dung. We now import 70% of our food, unemployment is 25% if you count those who sell on the streets (Chavez does not). Roads are falling apart, hospitals look like 4th world country hospitals, all after 1 Trillion income in the last 12 years, corruption is rampant, criminality and government racketeering is amen by Chavez himself. They call what is bad good and what is good bad. They adore Illich Ramirez (The jackal), the murderous Argentinian brothers that killed their parents 30 years ago for wealth ( they got millions from Chavez). The FARC, Amadinajav, Hitler (confessed by Chavez) ... you name them.

    This is a "Robolution" StealUtion. They do surveys and people lies for fear of loosing their jobs. What else can I say. we do not love this guy. the country as a whole is hostage.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. venezuelan

    As a Venezuelan... I really hope he dies!!!! Hi have done enough to Venezuela...

    June 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. venezuelan

    As a Venezuelan... I really hope he dies!!!! He have done enough to Venezuela...

    June 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jose eisynover leon fuentes

    hola persiente hugo chavez que penana molestalo que quiero estudiar pra cantante ser cantar pero no tengo palta yo soy persona coreguso pero nesecito tu medes mano vivo colombia ya que mi pasi no recuso conelstado pero tu persona tu que puedo salir dente yo quiero votar las celesiones venzuela para tu sea peciencia repulica yo quiero l ya que gobierno no ase calida yo quiero tu medas otrpunida nostros vamos ase gente yo vivo colombia villavicecio meta care 36 4447 barrio esmeralda este numero 3124991248

    November 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jose eisynover leon fuentes

    hola persiente hugo chavez que penana molestalo que quiero estudiar pra cantante ser cantar pero no tengo palta yo soy persona coreguso pero nesecito tu medes mano vivo colombia ya que mi pasi no recuso conelstado pero tu persona tu que puedo salir dente yo quiero votar las celesiones venzuela para tu sea peciencia repulica yo quiero l ya que gobierno no ase calida yo quiero tu medas otrpunida nostros vamos ase gente yo vivo colombia villavicecio meta care 36 4447 barrio esmeralda este numero 3124991248 ya yu eres pesona querser mejor persiente de todo mundo

    November 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jose eisynover leon fuentes

    ya que ubrie lodetamos pero ratica balca secode tunes y otro que ratica anders felipe ya condedado ese no cescapo pero rata balca uribe vez los que dicen chusada del candalo de colonbia como ve mi persiente hugo chavez asta cuando en pasi colombia y uana infusia pero yo quiero ir venzuela para estudiar cantante para soque casion de rata balca jose eisynover este mi numero 3124991248 ya tu eres persona mas restado ya tu eres mejor persiente venzuela que viva hugo chavez yo quiero estar dia vitoria perciente venzuela que viva pieda cordoba senadora que sun igustia supedela senadora pieda cordoba yo tengo camiseta con imgen hugo chavez que viva hugo chavez yo quiero ser celuda venzuela

    November 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
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