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The Venezuelan government has posted the first photographs of President Hugo Chavez since his cancer surgery more than two months ago in Cuba. In the images you can see Chavez lying down, surrounded by his two daughters, with signs of a tracheal breathing tube.

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(source: Venezuelan government)

There has been much speculation about the Venezuelan leader's condition, after he was forced to miss the inauguration for his fourth term last month. Venezuela's Interior Minister Ernesto Villegas has given the most recent official update on Chavez's health: “The respiratory infection that he suffered was triggered during his post operatory recovery, and it has been controlled, although he still has some respiratory insufficiency, which is why he breathes with the help of a tracheal cannula.”

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BUENOS AIRES — Just before and during World War II, the United States' Good Neighbor policy proved a very effective strategy to improve ties with Latin America. Initiated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the policy's main goal was non-interference and non-intervention. The U.S. would instead focus on reciprocal exchanges with their southern neighbors, including through art and cultural diplomacy.

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