A mural of Venezuela’s independence hero Simon Bolivar, left, Jesus, center, and Venezuela s President Hugo Chavez reads in Spanish “I have risen! Homeland, Socialism or Death. We will overcome” in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012. Doctors successfully extracted a tumor from Chavez’s pelvic region and he was stable and recovering in Cuba on Tuesday with family at his side, his vice president announced. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.