Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez was operated on in Cuba for “a pelvic abscess—a pus-filled cavity that can result from injury or infection—is a reaction to a condition.” The Wall Street Journal reports,
In Cuba, he suffered acute pain during a meeting with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and was rushed into surgery.
Since then, Mr. Chávez has been nearly invisible, except for a phone call into a Venezuelan television station on June 12, two days after his operation, and photographs of Mr. Chávez wearing a tracksuit in the colors of the Venezuelan flag as he is flanked by Fidel and Raul Castro, published in the state newspaper Granma on June 18.
The silence is unusual given the president’s penchant for breaking “into television broadcasts of baseball games and Venezuelans’ favorite soap operas to opine at length about matters such as local news events and the latest manifestation of U.S. imperialism.”
Chávez must be in good hands, just ask Michael Moore, who says, “If there’s one thing they do right in Cuba it’s healthcare.”
However another high-ranking Venezuelan official who had sought medical treatment in Cuba recently died. As Yuri Maltsev says, “To get good healthcare in Cuba, you must swim to Miami.”