Chavez returns to Cuba for medical treatment
Officials said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will travel to Cuba to continue medical treatment.
November 28th, 2012
02:11 AM ET

Chavez returns to Cuba for medical treatment

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived in Havana early Wednesday for medical treatment, Cuban state media reported.

It's unclear whether the trip is a sign of a relapse of the cancer that has ailed him or is for a check-up.

Venezuela's national assembly on Tuesday voted to grant Chavez permission to travel to Cuba for the treatment, the state-run AVN news agency reported.

In October, Chavez was re-elected to a new term after having received treatment for cancer in preceding months.

Between June 2011 and May 2012, he underwent cancer treatment in Cuba, raising speculation about his political future and about a possible successor, especially when he named 10 people to his inner circle of advisers, known as the Council of State.


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Wow, that is really crazy. I never realize how much Chavez and Dave ( from Storage Wars ) favored. YUUUUUP

    November 28, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hide Behind

    Man is one of most charismatic leaders in
    history of nations South of US borders, one who raised up the vast majority of his peoples out from under old line oligarchs and the US political economic forces that tried their best to keep them impoverished.
    THAT they kept the people in poverty with their programs was a deliberate ploy to keep them ignorant of what they were truly capable off is worst part of their crimes.
    There are multiple reasons his anti american policys find ears to hear in his nation and many others around him,he speaks the truth of the past.
    Never again will the people of Venezuela allow foreign interest to control their
    Their trip reminds me of old Bolivarian poem,"Plantain Wine".
    They will make their own wines and do not need US with their dirty and bloody feet stomping around their nation.

    November 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • w2lucky

      We have a different definition of charisma. I was born in Venzuela and can no longer return because of this turd, and my realtives have gone from middle class contributors to the economy to the worst level of poverty. All because of Mr. Charisma. Why do you think he nationalizes avery possible thing he can? So he can control it like every dictator known to man. Wake up and start voting with your head and not with fear.

      November 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Albert

    How can a resident of the American continent be anti-American? Let's be Clear: he is Anti US. Stop being ignorant!!!!

    November 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pmclconc

    He may be able to tell Castro about why Venezuela is among the slowest growing economies in South America, lagging way behind Brazil (#8 in the world), Argentina (#21), and Colombia (#26). Venezuela is #34 (Source: CIA World Fact Book, 2012). This is comparable to Brazil, and way more resources than Colombia, and Argentina combined. Even countries like Peru (let's not mention Chile) are pushing incredible rates of growth. This is why Winston Churchill said that "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

    November 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • SaneMind

      You do know that you mentioned nations who have leaders of socialist tendencies and used those nations as "examples". Just by reading Brazil you should know Dilma Rousseff was a Communist rebel, Peru was under APRA before Humala which is a Socialist party founded by Victor Raul Haya de la Torre who met with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in Mexico. Socialism works but not in the USSR paradigm that many assume Socialism is modeled after.

      December 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |