Reappeared yesterday in a video released by the Ministry of Communication of Venezuela with Cuban leader
The video is not said when it was recorded and whose images can be viewed on www.minci.gob.ve shows the leaders in sports clothing and sitting.
Chavez is recovering after undergoing in Cuba on 10 June to emergency surgery in which a pelvic abscess was removed, although U.S. intelligence reports reported on Saturday that the Venezuelan leader has cancer of the prostate.
However, Rafael Ramírez, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, said yesterday that Chavez calls daily to his ministers and progress in his recovery, although it is not known when he will return to Venezuela.
"No longer call it a day (...) is a process of recovery and should be allowed to heal," the official told reporters, refusing to advance a date for the return of the head of state.
"The President, when he recovers, he will come, meanwhile the government is deployed in the street, we are working," the minister added.
Chavez, 56, was operated in Havana of a pelvic abscess, accumulation of pus in the lower abdomen, according to the Venezuelan government.
The unusual silence of Chavez in the media, coupled with the absence of a medical journal, multiplied speculation about his health within and outside Venezuela.
It is expected that the head of State is back on July 5, when Venezuela commemorates the bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the conclusion of an important Latin American summit in the country.
Their presence is essential
Hugo Chávez's disease and convalescence show that their leadership is essential today for the government, where there is no visible relief, political analysts warn
"His remarks mobilize their supporters and detractors," said Alvarez, a political science professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV).