Chávez Appears on Cuban TV

A Cuban state television channel aired footage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on Tuesday, only the second images of him seen since his emergency surgery on June 10. The new images show Chávez dressed in a tracksuit in the same colors as the Venezuelan flag, in “fraternal” meeting with Cuban President Fidel Castro. The television station said the images had been taken Thursday, and they did not give any details on Chávez ’s condition. Venezuelan officials said Chávez ’s surgery was for a pelvic abscess, but his long absence from his country has left some to speculate that his condition is much more serious.