Press Esc to close

Hugo Chavez undergoes cancer surgery in Cuba

Caracas, Dec 12, 2012, (AP) : 16:19 IST
Doctors in Cuba operated on Venezuelan President Hugo for cancer, his government said, after the illness reappeared despite a year and a half of surgeries and treatments.

Information Minister Ernesto Villegas, reading a statement on Venezuelan television, said the surgery was under way and that beforehand Chavez had expressed "absolute confidence he will overcome the obstacles that have emerged in the path of life."

It is the fourth cancer-related operation that Chavez has undergone since June 2011.

Tareck El Aissami, a close confidant of Chavez, later told state television in Venezuela the operation was progressing without any problems.

"Everything is going well," El Aissami said.

Cuban officials have been silent on Chavez's surgery with news of developments coming from the government in Caracas. It is unclear if Venezuelan officials will announce when the surgery was completed.

The Venezuelan president announced on Saturday that he needed to have surgery again after tests showed "some malignant cells" had reappeared in the same area of his pelvic region where tumors were previously removed.

On the streets of Caracas, Venezuelans on both sides of the country's deep political divide voiced concerns about Chavez's condition and what might happen if he doesn't survive his illness.

Go to Top

Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia during a promotional event...

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia during a promotional event...

Girls take selfie near a classic car at the 8th edition of the 21 Gun Salute...

Girls take selfie near a classic car at the 8th edition of the 21 Gun Salute...

A man feeds langurs at Khandagiri in...

A man feeds langurs at Khandagiri in...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau...

Dancers perform during celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's independence...

Dancers perform during celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's independence...

Police guard a demonstration during the Munich Security Conference in Munich...

Police guard a demonstration during the Munich Security Conference in Munich...

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women Round Robin - Olympic Athletes from...

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women Round Robin - Olympic Athletes from...

Ventilation pipes are seen at a Korean barbecue restaurant at the Yongpyong ski...

Ventilation pipes are seen at a Korean barbecue restaurant at the Yongpyong ski...

A view of Lok Bhawan, a government building housing Uttar Pradesh...

A view of Lok Bhawan, a government building housing Uttar Pradesh...

School children perform during 'Pariksha Par Charcha', an interactive session...

School children perform during 'Pariksha Par Charcha', an interactive session...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.