Immediately after Hugo Chávez's death, VP Nicolás Maduro expelled American diplomats and accused the U.S. of causing the president's death. The idea for the charge had been planted by Chávez himself more than a year ago.
Cuban President Raúl Castro said Friday that he's going to retire. He didn't give a timeline but suggested he's going to make an annuncement Sunday. In the meantime, his most likely heir -- Ramiro Valdés, the island's most feared man -- is moving into position.
Hugo Chavez reported on his latest cancer surgery today. The Venezuelan leader said the two-centimeter tumor was cancerous; however he was optimistic saying vital signs, including blood pressure, were "favorable."