Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:28
CARACAS: Venezuelans on Wednesday had yet to get a glimpse of their ailing president three days after he returned home from a two-month trip to Cuba for cancer treatment.
Admitted to the military hospital in Caracas upon his arrival Monday, the once-omnipresent leader has stayed out of the public eye -- even as his supporters took to the streets to welcome him back.
On Tuesday, it was unclear whether Chavez had even seen Bolivian President Evo Morales, who stopped over in the capital to visit his close ally on his way to the United States.
Venezuelans had neither seen nor heard from their usually ubiquitous head of state since he left for Havana on December 10 for another round of cancer surgery, though on Friday the government released photos of him bedridden but smiling.
The government said then that it was hard for Chavez to speak because he has been fitted with a tracheal ...