Not Dead Yet!

Venezuela Releases Chávez Photos

You still there, Hugo? The Venezuelan government released new photos of President Hugo Chávez on Friday after national debate about his health grew ever more heated. Photos have not been released since his cancer surgery in Cuba a whopping nine months ago. The pics show him in bed flanked by his two daughters—small comfort to the opposition. Although the president has difficulty breathing and speaking, officials say he is "working tirelessly" from his hospital bed in Havana, Cuba, and making government decisions by writing notes to his aides.