1. Not Dead Yet!

    Venezuela Releases Chávez Photos

    In this photo released Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, center, poses for a photo with his daughters, Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia at an unknown location in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. Chavez remains in Havana undergoing unspecified treatments following his fourth cancer-related operation on Dec. 11. He has hasn't been seen or spoken publicly in more than two months. (AP Photo/Miraflores Presidential Press Office)

    Miraflores Presidential Press Office/AP

    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.

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