A supporter of Venezuelan President Chavez holds a picture of him as he takes part in a gathering at Plaza Bolivar in Caracas

 
A supporter of Venezuelan President Chavez holds a picture of him as he takes part in a gathering at Plaza Bolivar in Caracas
A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez holds a picture of him as he takes part in a gathering at Plaza Bolivar in Caracas February 18, 2013. Chavez made a surprise return from Cuba on Monday more than two months after surgery for cancer that has jeopardized his 14-year rule of the South American OPEC member. The 58-year-old socialist leader underwent a six-hour operation in Cuba on December 11. He had not been seen or heard in public since then until photos were published of him on Friday. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins