Chávez back in Cuban clinic
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez was back in Cuba yesterday for cancer-linked medical treatment that revived questions about the viability of his socialist rule and left Venezuelans again guessing about his exact condition.
After weeks of scarce public appearances, Mr Chávez (58) announced in a letter on Tuesday that he was going to Havana for therapy known as “hyperbaric oxygenation” – a method used to reduce bone decay caused by radiation therapy.
In Cuba, Mr Chávez enjoys the friendship of past and present Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, plus guaranteed privacy on the tightly controlled Caribbean island. – (Reuters)