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Hugo Chavez is back to Caracas after his cancer operation in Cuba one day before Venezuela´s Independent´s Day. This surprising recovery is “a miracle”, according to some of his ministers.
After one month and two operations in Cuba… Hugo Chávez is back to Venezuela! The commandant- President has suffered an emergency operation in La Havana, Cuba, due to a pelvic abscess but he is just in time for the 200 anniversary of his country.
The Venezuelan President, found out that he had to be intervened immediately and to have the operation due to a brain tumor, when he was visiting Brazil. On June 10, the commandant has been hospitalized in La Havana to recover himself of both operations. Since then, there have been many rumors about the health of Hugo Chávez and therefore the stability of his Government.
Hugo Chavez is running for reelection as a president next year , and according to Luis Vicente León, a political analyst “ this was a completely predictable event”, “he needed to immediately eliminate pessimism among his followers and avoid internal power struggles.” It has been twelve years since he won the power in the Bolivarian Revolution.
Superman or showman?
On Monday early morning, Hugo Chavez appeared on the state television VTV in one of his tracksuit arriving at the airport of Maiquetia, near Caracas. There the vice-president Elías Jaua and his Elder brother, Adán Chávez, were waiting for him.
Video: President Chavez Returns to Venezuela
Then, it was Twitter´s turn: “Good morning, my dear Venezuela!”- Mr. Chávez wrote on Monday 4th on his account @chavezcandanga to almost 1.7 million followers – “Thank you, my God! It is the start of the Return!”.
This return, described by some of his ministers as “a miracle”, has an important and symbolic meaning because just one day after, on Tuesday 5th, it´s Venezuelan Independence Day, and it will be the second century anniversary of the country.
This 56 year-old-Superman reappearance seems to be a part of the publicity campaign of the “comandante”. Mr. Chávez is well known by his commanding- nationalism and socialist-inspired welfare projects and most of all by his showman style. Show must go on? What do you think about HugoChavez? And about his government?