Hugo Chavez

Venezuela Opposition Wants Information About Chavez's Health

Is the SOB dying or what?


As rumors about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health swirl, supporters and opponents of the ailing leader are trading barbs over who is behind them.

"Secrecy is the source of the rumors that increase uncertainty and cause anguish," opposition leader Ramon Guillermo Aveledo told reporters Monday, calling on the government to release more details about Chavez's current health situation and his prognosis.

Chavez, 58, has not been seen publicly since he underwent cancer surgery in Cuba more than three weeks ago. Government officials have said he's suffering from complications connected to a respiratory infection, but they have not revealed additional details or specified the type of cancer he has.