Girish Gupta

HOME

PHOTOS

VENEZUELA ECON

ONLINE

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
LinkedIn
AngelList
Keybase
GitHub
IFTTT

BY COUNTRY

Afghanistan
Brazil
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Egypt
Guyana
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Mexico
United Kingdom
Venezuela

BY MEDIUM

Text
Photo
Radio
TV/Video

BY PUBLISHER

Al Jazeera
BBC
BuzzFeed
CBC
Christian Science Monitor
CNN
Daily Mail
Data Driven Journalism (EJC)
Datum
Ecologist
Economist Intelligence Unit
Emerging Markets
Financial Times
Foreign Policy
France 24
Fusion
GlobalPost
Guardian
Independent
La Prensa (Panama)
LatinFinance
Mancunion
Monocle
National (Abu Dhabi)
New Internationalist
New Statesman
New York Times
New Yorker
NPR
PBS
PRI
Radio France Internationale
Reuters
RTE
Sky News
Sun
Sunday Times
Telegraph
TIME
Times of London
USA Today
Vice
WLRN

ABOUT

About
CV
Contact (PGP Key)


Chavez to return to Venezuela next week - Santos
Mar. 8, 2012 — Caracas, Venezuela

Published by GlobalPost

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is to return to Caracas next week after cancer surgery, according to his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos who visited the socialist leader in Cuba Wednesday.

Read more: Venezuela awaits Chavez's return from operation in Cuba

The Venezuelan president had a lesion removed early last week, a recurrence of last year's cancer. He appeared on state television on Sunday to announce that further radiotherapy will be necessary over the coming months.

Read more: Chavez needs further cancer treatment

"We found him in good health, happy, in high spirits," Santos said of Chavez, reported Reuters. "He told me his recovery is going well."

News of this latest treatment is hitting October's presidential election here as supporters wonder whether Chavez will be able to continue in power both until then and into a new six-year term should he win.

Chavez has remained defiant. "I will overcome," he said on Sunday, adding that the latest lesion was completely extracted with no metastasis.

Despite this, Chavez's language has changed slightly. On leaving for Cuba two weeks ago, Chavez spoke for the first time about his immortality. "Independent of my personal destiny, this revolution already has its own momentum and will not be stopped by anybody or anything," he said.

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski has remained quiet on the subject of his opponent's health, knowing that to use it as part of his campaign would quickly alienate voters who are undecided or have growned disillusioned with Chavez.

Santos was in Cuba this week in order to placate authorities there ahead of April's Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, a coastal city in Colombia. Cuba will not be invited to the summit, averting a diplomatic row with Washington.

Read more: Colombia: Cuba not invited to Americas Summit

Filed from
Caracas, Venezuela






More...

Advisers urge deep discount in Venezuelan cryptocurrency offering
Jan. 16, 2018


Inflationary math
Dec. 12, 2017


Venezuela money supply up 14 percent in one week, fastest rise on record
Dec. 1, 2017


How a defrocked judge became the chief enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela
Nov. 15, 2017


De cómo un juez destituido se convirtió en el principal artífice judicial del presidente de Venezuela
Nov. 15, 2017


The 'Venezuela Econ' app: Harnessing data to understand a spectacular economic meltdown
Nov. 6, 2017


Venezuela's monthly inflation rises to 34 percent: National Assembly
Sept. 7, 2017


Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor says she fears for her life, will keep fighting
Aug. 10, 2017


Venezuela quells attack on military base, two killed
Aug. 6, 2017


Exclusive: Venezuelan vote data casts doubt on turnout at Sunday poll
Aug. 2, 2017


All eyes on Venezuela military after protests, vote
Aug. 1, 2017


U.S. 'sweetheart' of Venezuela sees worrying signs of authoritarianism
Jul. 29, 2017


Venezuela money supply surges 10 percent in one week, fastest in 25 years
Jul. 29, 2017


Exclusive: At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests - documents
Jul. 6, 2017


Venezuela hikes minimum wage 50 percent, effectively down 17 percent
Jul. 2, 2017








© Girish Gupta