Chavez says doctors removed cancerous tumor from his body
June 30th, 2011
09:59 PM ET

Chavez says doctors removed cancerous tumor from his body

In a speech broadcast on state-run VTV Thursday night, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said doctors in Cuba detected and removed a cancerous tumor from his body.

It was Chavez's first speech on the network since doctors in Cuba performed emergency surgery on the Venezuelan leader nearly three weeks ago.

Chavez remains in Cuba and officials have not specified when he will return to Venezuela.

The Venezuelan president's typically frequent live television appearances have been absent from the country's airwaves since June 10, when officials said doctors performed surgery to treat a pelvic abscess.

Post by:
Filed under: Venezuela
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. :)

    🙂 Chavez gave me free home heating oil until Bush stopped him. I hope he recovers and lowers Citgo prices to celebrate. So the did in fact remove this from Hugo's body? Not his shiny-new AK arms manufacturing facility he had built preparing for an American invasion as soon as Obama backed Brazillian offshore oil ventures pan-out so America's oil supply won't be interupted during the invasion. We currently purchase a buttload of oil from Hugo, and he distributes much of it theough the Venezuelan National oil company, Citgo. Get well Hugo. You are going to die.

    June 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Deadmau5

    Maskmaker maskmaker make me a mask...

    July 1, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joe Moore

    Hope your cancer comes back. You socialist b astard!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Such is to be expected from somebody like you with your obvious limitations. Are you a Tea Partier? Judging by your choice of words here, that's self evident! Such ignorance is inexcusable!!!

      July 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Moore

      Sorry everyone. I got a little drunk last night and got carried away by vomiting my ignorance here. Now I want to apologize for what I said about Hugo Chavez. I've been listening to too many ignoramuses!!!

      July 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyndsie Graham

      Thank you Joe for your apology here. Most people are either too arrogant, self righteous or both to admit that they were wrong. I too, make mistakes.

      July 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I don't always agree with Joe Moore, but when I do, the agreement is complete.
    This is one of those times.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzzz

    "Get well Hugo. You are going to die?". Makes no sense.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    It was tongue-in-cheek, Jazzy.

    July 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The 1:16 JIF post was not written by me.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Of it was, but some Tea Partier with nothing on his mind is still trying to make me look like some kind of fool. Once and for all, I feel quite sympathetic toward Hugo Chavez because he's a very good man.

      July 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Elizabeth

    A dictator can't ever be good to it's pfeople

    July 2, 2011 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy

      Another ignorant Tea Partier here. The way you spelled "people" "pfeople" Elizabeth, is a dead givaway!!!

      July 2, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tumor disease

    Cancerous brain cancers, in addition identified as gliomas, meningiomas, along with schwannomas just about all offer an overall chance of four.five for each a hundred,500 in the inhabitants. The condition may well ...tumors

    January 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |