The Latin American media reports that Hugo Chavez had emergency surgery in Cuba for an pelvic abscess. He was visiting Cuba as part of his latest tour of Latin America..
Surgery to correct the pelvic problem was carried out in the morning in Havana “with satisfactory results for the health of Commander Hugo Chavez, who is recovering with his family, medical team and part of the government team,” it added.
Chavez, 56, will stay on in Cuba for a few days until he is in a condition to return, the statement said, emphasizing the Venezuelan leader’s gratitude to President Raul Castro, his brother Fidel, and the Cuban health system, for the support.
He had recently had knee surgery
His disappearance from the public eye, during his knee injury, fueled speculation in Venezuelan opposition and media circles that he may have a worse medical problem, and the operation in Cuba is bound to spur more rumors.