PINAR DEL RIO


support babalú


Your donations help fund
our continued operation

do you babalú?

what they’re saying


bestlatinosmall.jpg

quotes.gif

activism


ozt_bilingual


buclbanner

recommended reading





babalú features





recent comments


  • La Conchita: Everything changed when the Soviets left. USA then didn’t care shit about Cuba. Then the Castro’s gave up all...

  • Rayarena: Asombra, the days of José Martí are long gone. In its place, you find either the Cubanoids whom as I have mentioned, pack the...

  • asombra: Not that it really matters, but the duo in question looks like very cheap goods, not to say mutants. The one on the left looks...

  • asombra: Here’s the poem; note particularly the second stanza: El alma trémula y sola Padece al anochecer: Hay baile; vamos a ver...

  • asombra: Not to worry. This is a perfectly Latrine situation. Move along.

search babalu

babalú archives

frequent topics


elsewhere on the net



realclearworld

The ‘Monkey of the Andes’ returns to Venezuela

Simian prince and second coming of the "Monkey of the Andes," Hugo Chavez, returns to Venezuela:

Chavez Returns to Venezuela

CARACAS—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return home on Saturday after completing the first stage of chemotherapy in Cuba.

Mr. Chavez's arrival at Maiquetia airport outside Caracas was broadcast live on state television. The Venezuelan leader, who left for Havana a week ago, was greeted by government officials, including Vice President Elias Jaua.

http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-OV899_chavez_G_20110724024215.jpg

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez after his arrival from Cuba.

"During the course of this week I have not lost focus on Venezuela for an instant," said Mr. Chavez, who has faced questions from critics on the legality of his continuing to govern from abroad while receiving cancer treatment.

The former army officer stopped briefly to chat with troops after disembarking and then gave a short address to the nation, updating Venezuelans on his health.

"I have kept my word. I have come better than when I left," said Mr. Chavez, who was noticeably thinner since his sudden departure last weekend for a second stint of medical treatment in Cuba since June.

The 56-year-old president stressed that his treatment was still continuing and added that he was advised to make that point clear by former Cuban leader and close ally Fidel Castro.

"It's a struggle that is hard and that takes time," Mr. Chavez said. "We are winning [the struggle], and we will win but it takes time and has its own pace."

Comments are closed.