First image of Chávez since December released

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Information Minister Ernesto Villegas and Science Minister Jorge Arreaza have made public in cadena nacional the first image of the comandante presidente since December 8th, 2012. Arreaza showed two photos of Hugo Chávez with his daughters in Havana.

Previously, Villegas provided the latest medical report where he indicated that Chávez has assisted respiration and is currently unable to talk because of a tracheal cannula (tube).

In the picture, Chávez reads yesterday’s edition of Cuban official newspaper Granma. The main headline says “Raul (Castro) meets with the Executive Secretary of the CEPAL“.  Alicia Bárcena has been visiting Cuba the entire week, according to CEPAL’s website.