[Updated at 10:36 p.m. ET] More news on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez: He's undergoing physical therapy ahead of a return home from Cuba, Bolivian President Evo Morales said during his state of the union speech Tuesday.
[Initial post, 5:35 a.m. ET] Hugo Chavez was awake, joking and, most importantly, still making decisions for the country, Venezuela's foreign minister said of a visit with the ailing president.
Elias Jaua said he met with Chavez on Monday in Cuba, where the leader has been recovering from a fourth cancer surgery.
"Compatriots, leaving the meeting with our President Commander Hugo Chavez. We shared jokes and laughs," Jaua said in a tweet.FULL STORY