Venezuela: Chavez to address nation after operation

By REUTERS
July 1, 2011 03:00




CARACAS - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was due to address the nation by television on Thursday for the first time since an operation in Cuba that triggered widespread speculation he might be seriously ill.

Chavez's near-silence since he had surgery on June 10 in Havana has convulsed politics in the already turbulent nation he has led since 1999.


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