That's not Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, El Pais later admitted. Lauren Frayer hide caption toggle caption Lauren Frayer The Two-Way Spain's 'El Pais' Apologizes For Photo That Was Not Of Cancer-Stricken Chavez January 25, 2013 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has not been seen for weeks. He's reportedly in Cuba, undergoing treatment. El Pais thought it had a "global exclusive." But the photo of a man surrounded by doctors and with a breathing tube going down his throat was of someone else.