Followers of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez paint a giant poster in support of him in Caracas [Primeras elecciones en 14 años en las que Chávez no está]

Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Followers of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez paint a giant poster in support of him in Caracas December 14, 2012. President Chavez suffered unexpected bleeding caused by a six-hour cancer operation in Cuba, the government said, although the ailing president’s condition began to improve on Thursday. The 58-year-old’s health has deteriorated dramatically since he won re-election two months ago, casting doubt on the future of his “21st century socialism” project, which won him huge support among the poor but infuriated adversaries who denounce him as a fledgling dictator. The poster reads, we are all Chavez. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins (VENEZUELA – Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)