Hugo Chavez undergoes surgery in Cuba

Hugo Chavez

Hugo Chavez

(CNN) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba on Tuesday for a recurring bout of cancer, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said.

“It’s a very delicate operation,” Correa said during a meeting in Ecuador with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.

Chavez, who had surgery in 2011 to remove a cancerous tumor, has undergone further surgery and radiation in Cuba since. He declared himself cancer-free in July.

Though health rumors dogged Chavez on the campaign trail this year, they didn’t stop him from winning re-election in October.

The government has released few specifics about Chavez’s illness, fueling widespread speculation about his health and political future as well as sparking criticism from political opponents.


Filed in: News

Topics: ,

Suggest a correction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,138 other followers