February 22, 2013

Did Hugo Chavez Return to Venezuela to Die?

Peter Wilson, Foreign Policy

AP Photo

Chavez's stealthy return to the country, which surprised even his cabinet and closest advisors, is yet another unexpected twist in Venezuela's unfolding political drama. Flying from Cuba, where he had been in seclusion for two months and seven days after undergoing his fourth operation for cancer, Chávez arrived at Caracas's Simón Bolívar International Airport at 2:30 a.m. Unlike previous arrivals and departures, this homecoming wasn't televised, nor were any photos released.

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TAGGED: Latin America, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez


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