Hugo Chavez Suffers Surgery Complications
But he's reportedly improved after bleeding
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2012 5:03 PM CST
A person holds an image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas.   (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

(Newser) – Venezuela doesn't seem to be trying to sugar-coat reports about Hugo Chavez's recovery from cancer surgery: The nation's information minister said today that Chavez suffered bleeding during the operation that required "corrective measures" to fix. However, Chavez has been making "favorable" progress since then, he added. The general tone of progress reports has been "unusually frank," says AP, and Reuters reads between the lines:

  • "The ashen faces of cabinet ministers and somber tone of their terse official statements since Tuesday's surgery appear to suggest top government officials are preparing for the worst. "

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Dec 14, 2012 7:22 AM CST
"Complications"? How can this be? Cuba is supposed to have a top-notch health care system with superior surgeons as opposed to Venezuela. Suffered bleeding? Hmm, I think that surgeon is on his way to disappearing.......
Dec 14, 2012 6:37 AM CST
Since he and O are such good friends..maybe if luck has it...we can get O to take his place while he dies in his own Hugocare...similar to O care here in the States. We wouldn't miss O if he decided to help out his buddy...hell O has spent most his time on our golf courses since stealing re-election...3 times and now his vacation who would actually miss him?? O can even bring Jerry Brown down there with him..and Hugo and Brown can be bed partners!
Dec 14, 2012 4:08 AM CST
Very complicated I hope.