Chavez is making decisions for Venezuela, minister says
January 22nd, 2013
10:36 AM ET

Chavez is making decisions for Venezuela, minister says

[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.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Friendly Reminder

    Net profits from sales of CITGO gasoline go to finance the "Axis of Evile" (GW Bush quote) nation Venezuela. (CITGO is Venezuela's nationalized oil corp.)

    January 22, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Sean Penn's best buddy may make it after all?

    January 22, 2013 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Sean is in Haiti.

      January 22, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Take film and prove he is still kickin".

    January 22, 2013 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |