Nicolas Maduro
  • Evo Morales, right, President of Bolivia, listen to speakers at a United Nations General Assembly meeting, marking the global launch of the International Year of Quinoa of Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

    Candid admission from the personal ally of the Socialist firebrand will only add to speculation that he's essentially out of commission and unable to function.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 9:31 PM EST
  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro listens a speech by Luisa Estella Morales, president of Supreme Court, during a special session marking the start of the judicial year in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is now undergoing "extremely complex and hard treatments" in Havana, Cuba as he recuperates from cancer surgery her had in December. Maduro said Chavez is receiving "complementary therapies" w

    The government has not given details about what sort of treatments Chavez is now undergoing in Havana, months after his cancer surgery in December.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 14, 2013, 10:35 AM EST