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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:47 AM

Hugo Chavez 'back in Venezuela' after Cuba cancer care

Source: BBC News

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has returned to the country after receiving treatment for cancer in Cuba.

In three messages posted on Twitter, Mr Chavez, 58, thanked Cuban President and ex-leader Raul and Fidel Castro.

He also thanked Venezuelans for their support and said he would continue treatment in his home country.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21495976

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Reply Hugo Chavez 'back in Venezuela' after Cuba cancer care (Original post)
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 OP
msongs Feb 2013 #1
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #4
joshcryer Feb 2013 #6
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #7
KamaAina Feb 2013 #15
SamKnause Feb 2013 #2
madokie Feb 2013 #3
bemildred Feb 2013 #5
MADem Feb 2013 #8
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #11
MADem Feb 2013 #14
bitchkitty Feb 2013 #12
Zorro Feb 2013 #13
bitchkitty Feb 2013 #9
geek tragedy Feb 2013 #10

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:52 AM

1. so has the guy been seen in public the past several days? hmmm nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:20 AM

4. Not necessarily in public in Cuba

and he looks only to reached Venezuela in the past 12 hours or so.

The date of the pictures taken with his daughters on Friday 15th February is easily confirmed - he's holding the current Cuban edition of Granma.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/photos-chavez-released-2-month-absence-article-1.1265125

He's still breathing through a tracheal tube.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:19 AM

6. Got a link about the tracheal tube?

I believe you, I just can't find a source for that specific info since they have kept his health and treatment so secretive (2AM arrival back in Venezuela, for example, no media for his triumphant return, etc).

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:33 AM

7. Mentioned here

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/hugo-chavez-photos_n_2694905.html but that wasn't where I'd noticed mention before when I was searching for the clearer picture of him holding Granma wherein the headline to the right of the page is easier to read. That was how I'd managed to confirm the date of that issue.

It was "Viaja hoy a Asia equipo Cuba al Clásico Mundial de Béisbol" http://www.granma.cu/espanol/deportes/14febrero-viaja.html
dated Thursday 14th when the pictures were taken

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:56 AM

2. Viva Chavez

Thanks dispy, this is wonderful news !!!!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:01 AM

3. My best wishes go to President Chavez

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:51 AM

5. Amazing. nt

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:51 AM

8. Sounds like he's gone home to die.

His treatment was botched from the get-go, IMO.

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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:30 PM

11. Doctor Frist, is that you?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:00 PM

14. You don't have to be Doctor Frist if you have eyes and can see and read.

He cannot walk.

He cannot raise his head/sit up.

He cannot breathe on his own.

He cannot speak.

He's had a "pelvic tumor" removed four times.

All reports from independent sources say he is suffering from sarcoma--you don't come back from that. Those that are reporting that it is sarcoma say it has migrated to his bones.

Tick tock. Time is running short. It's terribly sad for him and his family, but snarking at me isn't going to change anything.

The man in those photos is in dire straits, and no amount of photoshopping away a trach tube can change that situation.

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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:32 PM

12. LOL n/t

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Response to MADem (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:55 PM

13. Yes

IMHO he's back to get his final affairs in order before expiring on Venezuelan soil.

Last week's mention of seeking "alternative" cancer treatments was an indication that traditional cancer treatments aren't working.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:18 PM

9. ¡Viva Chávez!

If anyone can survive cancer, it's him.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:19 PM

10. Best of health and fortune to him, and strength to his people and his family

if the worst happens.

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