Chavez Heads to Cuba for Surgery
Via the BBC (Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez heads to Cuba for more surgery): “Mr Chavez, 57, is expected to undergo an operation on a lesion which he says is probably malignant.”
Why Cuba, one might ask?
I think that Greg Weeks provided the basic answer earlier this week:
The Hugo Chávez saga keeps chugging along. He says there is a good chance the lesion is malignant and is going to Havana because "allá [en Cuba] hay más seguridad para este tipo de operación," by which he means no information can get out.
The end result is confusion and distrust, which is exactly what the country does not need at the moment