Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Remains in Hospital Following Cancer Operation


A man reads the newspaper next to a graffiti depicting Venezuelan... News PhotoAdult,Caracas,Effigy,Government,Graffiti,Heroes,Horizontal,Hugo Chavez,Independence,Men,Mural,Newspaper,Politics,President,Reading,Representing,Simon Bolivar,Sitting,Street,VenezuelaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA man reads the newspaper next to a graffiti depicting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) and South American independence hero Simon Bolivar, in Caracas, on January 2, 2013. Chavez is conscious and fully aware of how 'complex' his condition remains three weeks after difficult cancer surgery in Havana, the Venezuelan president's handpicked successor, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, said Tuesday. Chavez underwent his fourth cancer-related surgery three weeks ago in Havana and has been bed-ridden ever since. AFP PHOTO/LEO RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)