Supporters of President Hugo Chavez displayed new confidence Saturday after the government released the first post-surgical photos of the ailing Venezuelan leader, in which he appears bed-ridden but smiling in the company of his daughters.
Handout picture taken from Venezuelan Interior Minister Ernesto Villegas' Twitter account on February 15, 2013,of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez surrounded by his daughters at hospital in Havana. Venezuela released the first photos of Chavez since he underwent his fourth round of cancer surgery in Havana back in December.
The pictures show the 58-year-old Chavez lying on his back in a Havana hospital and leafing through Thursday's edition of the official Cuban newspaper Granma.
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