Photo provided by the Presidency of Venezuela shows Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (C) and his daughters Rosa Virginia (R) and Maria Gabriela reading a Feb. 14, 2013 copy of Cuban Governments official newspaper Granma during his recovery process in Havana, capital of Cuba on Feb. 15, 2013. (Xinhua)
After seeking medical treatment for 70 days in Cuba, he came back to his country late last month. Yet he has been unable to appear before the public since then except in a number of pictures disclosed by the government which were taken in Cuba, showing that he was lying in bed in the company of his two daughters.
The Venezuelan opposition has called for the president to appear or resign, if he could not continue to rule. The government, which insists that Chavez is still in charge, accuses the opposition of spreading rumors and trying to destabilize the country.
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