Hugo Chavez's brother talks of armed struggle (AP)

FILE - In this June 6, 2011 file photo, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez attends a meeting with Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, not pictured, at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil. A prolonged silence by one of the world's most talkative leaders is fueling speculation about the health of Chavez, who has been in Cuba since undergoing surgery two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)AP - One of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's brothers said Sunday that backers of the hospitalized leftist leader should not rule out armed struggle in the future, though they prefer to maintain power at the ballot box.