A Normally Ubiquitous Hugo Chavez Has Gone Quiet
Ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias chatting with Cuban former President Fidel Castro (L) and his brother and current President of Cuba, Raul Castro (R), on June 17, 2011. This photo was released by the Cuban government.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez isn’t shy. He’s known for his marathon speeches and his media savvy, but Chavez hasn’t made a public appearance — not even a Twitter update — for nearly two weeks.
The leader has rarely been heard from since he went to Cuba to treat a “pelvic abscess.”