Article Photos: Fidel Castro visiting Hugo Chavez after surgery 1/6

Venezuelans write messages of encouragement for their ailing president on a giant poster, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is recovering favorably despite suffering complications during cancer surgery in Cuba, his Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday, amid uncertainty over the Venezuelan leader's health crisis and the country's political future. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)