Venezuela says 'ignore rumours' in Chavez cancer saga

Despite allies' upbeat assessment of his latest surgery in Cuba, some sources including a prominent pro-opposition Venezuelan journalist suggest the 57-year-old may face a life-threatening spread - or metastasis - of the cancer discovered last year.
That would throw into doubt Chavez's campaign for re-election in October and his capacity to rule afterwards should he win, as well as send shockwaves around a region where Cuba and other leftist governments count on his oil-fuelled largesse.
"Our people should not pay attention to these rumours. We are going through a very emotional... read more

 
29 February 2012 in World News, Views: 12
Source: Reuters
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