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. Fernando

    Please let us know when he gets brain surgery. It is, when they put a brain on him.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Dr Miller

      Only country in the world that wouldn't arrest him when he got off the plane!

      June 11, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dan

    Poor little dictator. Hopefully they pulled his head out of his #%$-hole when they lanced his abscess.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chotiwala

    A "slip-of-the-knife" would have been nice.

    June 11, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mario

    Nothing but a vulgar thug, appealing to like kind who has, for the sake of keeping a high profile without actually doing anything positive, threatened not only his people who oppose him, but depending on the theme of the day, also threatened and/or interfered internally (as well as insulted) his neighbors or other Caribbean Basin nations (Dutch Antilles, Colombia, Honduras) and even drawn the ire of the normally reserved King of Spain, all the while consorting with the most vile pariahs on the planet. needless to say, he has bankrupted Venezuela, while engaging in exhorbitant, yet needless military expenses in an effort to appear to be "more macho" than the next despot. This country, previously amongst the most affluent with no food distribution issues, nor mass discontent – let alone a steady reduction of personal and political liberties, is descending rapidly into an abyss. He should stay in Cuba with his mentor whom he, no doubt, wishes to replace as the hero of the outcasts. Perhaps a recovery period in Pyongyang is in order, followed by a week or so in Teheran. However, if he is really as macho as he portrays himself to be, a warm feeling of solidarity by a stay in Tripoli with his buddy is called for. Hopefully, his recovery period will mirror Fidel's fine show. Good riddance!

    June 11, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jon D Gustafson

    So it finally is getting balls installed.

    June 11, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. bubbahu?

    who cares . how about some real news ?

    June 11, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  7. Alcarajo

    He wrecks the country then goes to Cuba for surgery. He's a puppet of Fidel, a narc-commander

    June 11, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |

    hopefully the pelvic abscess wasnt his pepe

    June 11, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. dougo

    His doctor later declared that he will never be able to deliver children....

    June 11, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ale

    Chavez is synonymous of mad destruction. So now he's destroying his pelvis? Not surprised

    June 11, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  11. Riff*Raff

    When was the last time someone went to Cuba for medical attention? They're stuck in 1956! Is the medical technology that bad in Venezuela? A pelvic absess sounds nasty and painful-and missing some information. A pelvis is bone, how can it get infected? It must be an internal organ in the vicinity of the pelvis. State run media propaganda for the masses.

    June 11, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. Joe Moore

    Hope you get a staph infection, you socialist thug.

    June 11, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. sandyk

    You guys have it all wrong, Michael Moore, the voice of reason, said Cuba has great health care. lol

    June 11, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. Jazzzzzzzz

    Well Cuba has a life expectancy rate just under the US with an ALL GOVERNMENT run system. And Aids is only 1/6 that of America per-capita.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. jrod13206

    Hit them now that he is weak. We should do it tonight just like bin laden. Then america can take control of there oil like iraq and keep raising gas prices and spending more money that we don't have. But its okey we can just print more cause that's the american thing to do. Our country is just as bad if not worse when you think about government. We must judge ourselves before we judge others.

    June 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
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