Evo Morales to Cuba to See Hugo Chavez

December 22, 2012 | Print Print |

Evo Morales and Raul Castro on a previous visit of the Bolivian leader to Cuba. Photo: Estudios Revolución

HAVANA TIMES — Bolivian President Evo Morales flies into Cuba on Saturday to visit with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez who is recovering from a delicate operation to fight cancer.

Morales expects to stay less than 24 in Cuba, flying out sometime on Sunday, reported DPA news.

Chavez has been in Cuba since December 10 and underwent his fourth surgery in a year and a half.

While Venezuelan VP Nicolas Maduro assured on Friday that Chavez’s recovery is progressing by the day, a lack of concrete medical information has fed speculation as to the real status of his health including the type of cancer he has.

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa had visited Chavez in Havana on Dec. 10th before he went into the operating room. Other leaders including Peru’s Ollanta Humala and Uruguay’s José Mujica have also shown interest in visiting Chávez.


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  • Moses

    First came Correa from Ecuador and now Morales from Bolivia. When is Nicaragua’s Ortega scheduled to pass through and kiss the ring? Since Chavez’ financial support is a critical piece to the continuance of these progressive regimes it is no surprise that these leaders have been compelled to make their pilgrimage to Havana to pay their respects and receive final instructions. Former world leaders Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, and George W. Bush have also been recently hospitalized with what was diagnosed for their respective ages as serious illnesses and they have made their medical conditions fully available to the press. What is it about Chavez’ paranoia that leads him to secrecy?