|February 25th, 2012|
Chavez flies to Cuba for more cancer surgery info
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for new cancer surgery in Cuba on Friday, bidding an emotional farewell to anxious supporters and vowing to return for victory in the October election. After a speech on the steps of his Miraflores presidential palace, the socialist strongman rode through Caracas to the airport in an open-topped vehicle, raising his fist to cheering crowds. Underlining the gravity of the moment, some "Chavistas," as his supporters are known, shed a tear or raised hands in prayer for a successful operation and quick return. ...