Sunday, June 19, 2011

Castro visited Chavez in the hospital

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, remains hospitalized in a Havana hospital after emergency operation he underwent last week during an official trip to the island. Cuba's official press today published the first photos of Chavez to receive the visit of Raul and Fidel Castro.

Chavez appears smiling and wearing a tracksuit sporting the colors of the Venezuelan flag. Granma has published several photos of the "fraternal encounter" between the three friends and socialist allies. According to the Communist newspaper, the Venezuelan president "is recovering satisfactorily, meets the medical indications and maintains close coordination with the Venezuelan vice president and other ministers aware of the main issues of his country."

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