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A recovering Chavez met Castro.

June 28th Fidel Castro reading Pravda, Granma.. with Hugo Chavez who is recovering from surgery in Havana

On Tuesday night, Cuban state TV showed videos and pictures of Cuban leader Fidel Castro chatting with President of Venezuela Cnel. Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from a surgery in Havana. Two days ago, the Foreign Relations Minister of Venezuela N. Maduro announced that Chavez´s health situation as critical, and that information plus a report from the Miami Herald, started a wave of speculations about Chavez.

Castro also met Chavez´s daughter. The meeting was intended to prove that Hugo Chavez is in a recovery process and that his health situation is not so desperate. Both are reading the Tuesday´s edition of the comunist newspaper Granma, dated June 28th.

Both  talked in a living room, and photos were also taken in a garden. This is the first public appearance since Chavez reportedly underwent a surgery on pelvic abscess in Havana on June 10.

The Cuban media reported on June 18 that Cuban leader Raul Castro and his brother Fidel visited convalescing Chavez, and discussed bilateral and international issues. In that encounter, both Fidel and Chavez weared the same clothing as on June 28th.

Chavez, who arrived in Havana on June 8 after visiting Brazil and Ecuador, has been keeping in contact mainly via Twitter with his cabinet members and instructed them on various state issues. He is expected in Caracas next July 5th.