Hugo Chávez stars in workout video
President Hugo Chávez is shown in July at a military academy, where he worked out as part of his recovery.
August 1st, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Hugo Chávez stars in workout video

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez has released a workout video to demonstrate that he is healthy enough for re-election.

Having recently returned from Cuba, where he received chemotherapy for an unspecified type of cancer, Chávez has told state-run media in Venezuela that he has no intention of dropping out of the running in next year's election. Chávez has been president since 1999.

In the video, Chávez adopts the dress and demeanor of a typical phys. ed. teacher. He leads members of his Cabinet in stretches, some calf raises and a brisk walk while denouncing cholesterol as a poison.

According to an article that was released Friday on Chávez's website, the video was originally aired by Venezolana de Television, Venezuela's state-run television channel.

Speaking of his chemotherapy in July to VTV, Chávez said, "It was hard, but my soldier's body was able to withstand the small discomforts of this difficult treatment."

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  1. lek s

    Chavez is nothing but a Castro puppet.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Jeannette

    Is placing the Bolivarian revolution under the umbrella of the Cuban Revolution really fitting? Venezuela and Cuba are totally different countries!

    August 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Texas \m/

    Dont buy gas from Citgo, it is owned by Chavez.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    A Colorado Springs police officer charged with se-ually assaulting six children pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 10 counts of child po-nography charges related to DVDs that were found in his house.
    oshua Carrier, 30, was arraigned during a brief hearing before 4th Judicial District Judge David A. Gilbert.

    The seually explicit material – found on DVDs in Carrier’s Colorado Springs home – is what sparked an investigation that ultimately led police to accuse Carrier, a former school resource officer, of inappropriately touching children, authorities said.

    A preliminary hearing on the 78 seual assault counts, all related to six children, was postponed until Sept. 15 after prosecutors said in court they intend to file more charges based on accounts from other children who have stepped forward.

    The judge set a July 26 hearing for any additional charges against Carrier, should prosecutors pursue them.

    Carrier is on unpaid leave and being held at the El Paso County jail on a $500,000 bond. Authorities launched a probe into his conduct at Horace Mann Middle School in School District 11 last May after announcing that detectives found child po@nography in his bedroom during a search of his home.

    Police began investigating after Air Force investigators told them that Carrier’s name came up during an investigation into online p@-rn trafficking.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Avser Bastian

    GOVERNMENT "AFTERLIFE" FLASH MOB OR REAL SHOOTING IN UTOYA, NORWAY !!? stateofterror.blogspot.com/ or stateofterror.wordpress.com/ TEARS OF SORROW AND PAIN ON FACES OF MOURNERS OR TEAR GAS AND THEATER/HYPOCRISY ON FACES OF MULTICULTURALISM MANIACS !!? NORWEGIAN OSLO POLICE or COMMUNIST/LIBERAL CRIMINALS IN BLUE UNIFORMS WHO WERE PREPARING FOR TERROR AGAINST NORWAY ALREADY HALF DECADE AHEAD !!? No doubt about bombing in Oslo, but what about shooting in Utoya which was no different from the one in Arizona !!!? WILL THERE BE OBAMINATOR MORALES'S APOCALYPSE NOW OR TOTAL WAR AGAINST NEW WORLD ORDER(multiculturalism) !!? STOLTENBERG = BREIVIK(90 minutes vs 30 and for government vehicles or police even 20 minutes the most) !!!

    DICTATOR OBAMA = STALIN = BUSH or USA = SOVIET UNION http://avsecbostjan.blogspot.com/ or http://avsecbostjan.wordpress.com/

    COMMUNISM(Slowenien/Slovenia) IN CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE TODAY(2011) !!! http://sloveniatoday.blogspot.com or http://easterneuropetoday.wordpress.com/

    August 2, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. chillipepper

    Can't believe some Hollywood actors think this guy is the answer. Of course I know that alot of Hollywood types are really out of touch creepy lowlifes, so it's not that surprising.

    August 2, 2011 at 5:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Madame Royale

    @chillipepper:

    Who?
    Who supports him?

    August 2, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Andreas Moser

    Death to the dictator!

    August 4, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. nelly

    Chavez is a Fidel Casro wanna be. The rest of the world needs to treat him as a child with ADHD,timouts are offen recommended

    August 17, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
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