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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:20 AM

Venezuelans Offer Prayers, Songs for Hugo Chavez

Venezuelans Offer Prayers, Songs for Hugo Chavez
By IAN JAMES Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela January 1, 2013 (AP)

Venezuelans gathered on plazas and in churches to pray for President Hugo Chavez amid what seems an increasingly gloomy outlook for the ailing leader in his fight against cancer.

Following an announcement that Chavez had suffered "new complications" from a respiratory infection after undergoing cancer surgery in Cuba, people were out in the streets of Caracas on Monday talking about the leftist president's chances of surviving.

"He's history now," said Cesar Amaro, a street vendor selling newspapers and snacks at a kiosk downtown. He motioned to a daily on the rack showing side-by-side photos of Vice President Nicolas Maduro and National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello, and said politics will now turn to them.

The vendor said he expected a new election soon to replace Chavez, who won re-election in October. "For an illness like the one the president has, his days are numbered now," Amaro said.

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:08 PM

1. Google translation, El Tiempo (Colombia): Hugo Chavez has spent the day 'peaceful and stable', says

Hugo Chavez has spent the day 'peaceful and stable', says Government
By: EFE EFE |7:02 a.m. | January 1, 2013

Hundreds of Venezuelans participated in prayer chains by the president operated in Cuba.

The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has spent the day "peaceful and stable", said on Monday the Minister of Science and Technology, Jorge Arreaza, who is in Havana to accompany the president and his family by the vice president, Nicolas Maduro, and Attorney, Cilia Flores. ( See also: The Chavez fight is against a respiratory infection ) "Fellow citizens, do not believe in malicious rumors. President Chavez has spent the day quiet and stable, accompanied by their children 's" Arreaza wrote in his Twitter @ jaarreaza.

The official, who is also the husband of Rosa, daughter of the president, made ​​the call hours after Masses were held for the health of the president and the Minister of Communication, Ernesto Villegas, ask respect for the president's health. (Lea also: Capriles asks Venezuelans not to fall into 'rumors or hate')

The health status of the president, who remains hospitalized in Havana following surgery that he underwent last December 11, "remains delicate," according to information provided on Sunday Maduro.

From Cuba, the vice president offered a medical report and said the president had been "further complications" postoperative generated by a respiratory infection that came a few days after the surgery that was performed to alleviate cancer recurrence.

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http://www.eltiempo.com/mundo/latinoamerica/cancer-de-hugo-chavez_12485781-4

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:38 PM

2. (Colombia's "Semana", google translation):Chavez greets Cuba while the ABC of Spain speaks of "induc

01 January 2013
Chavez greets Cuba while the ABC of Spain speaks of "induced coma"

CHAVEZ HEALTH media reports refer to the serious health condition of President Hugo Chavez, the same day that the president and his government celebrated the anniversary of Fidel Castro's revolution.

Ernesto Villegas, Minister of Communication and Information of Venezuela, who these days is one of the official spokespersons of the state of health of President Hugo Chavez, put on his twitter that may be the first statement signed by the Venezuelan president. Chavez referred to his state of health. Signed that statement to greet his friend Fidel Castro and all Cubans, and congratulate them on what he called 54 years of victory of the Cuban Revolution. Because it was the first of January 1959 when the revolutionaries led by the commander of the rebel army, Fidel Castro overthrew dictator of the moment, Fulgencio Batista. Chávez In the statement rate this January 1, 2012 an anniversary "so special" because "the circumstances of the struggle for life ma never have joined the Bolivarian and Cuban revolutions, the people of Venezuela and Cuba commune in prayer and hope to celebrate our fraternal solidarity, and reaffirm our commitment to continue traveling the path of Fidel dignity drew in his triumphant entry into Santiago de Cuba on 1 January 1959. " This first statement contrasts with news reports around the world that have dealt with the state of health of President Chavez. The Spanish newspaper ABC claims to have consulted sources said that the Venezuelan president would be in phase "induced coma" and even, says ABC, last Monday was scheduled "an upcoming trip." "Hugo Chavez has entered the last days an induced coma, with very weak vital signs, maintained through artificial assistance procured the Havana hospital where he was admitted, "said ABC information. "Sources said Monday that it had scheduled a shutdown next artificial assistance extending the life of the Venezuelan president. Such disconnection, with predictable result of death, could occur at any moment", reads the Spanish newspaper. Yet another thing they say in Venezuela. "President Hugo Chavez has spent the day peaceful and stable," the Minister of Science and Technology, Jorge Arreaza, who is in Havana to accompany the president and his family by the vice president, Nicolas Maduro and Attorney, Cilia Flores . "Fellow citizens, do not believe in malicious rumors. President Chavez has spent the day quiet and stable, accompanied by her daughters," wrote Arreaza on his Twitter @ jaarreaza. The official, who is also the husband of Rosa, daughter of President, made ​​the call hours after Masses were held for the health of the president and the Minister of Communication, Ernesto Villegas, ask respect for the president's health. The health of the president, who remains hospitalized in Havana after surgery that he underwent last December 11, "continues to be delicate," according to information provided by Maduro. Desde Cuba, the vice president offered a medical report and said the president had been "further complications" postoperative generated by a respiratory infection that came a few days after the surgery that was performed to alleviate cancer recurrence. Chavez confirmed on December 8 last recurrence of cancer which was diagnosed in mid-2011 and moved two days then to Havana, where the 11th was subjected to a "complex" surgery. Greeting to Cuba After learning these two reports came the publication of the first statement that is attributed directly to Hugo Chavez. The banner referred to the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. This is the text: The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Commander Hugo Chávez, together with his government and the Venezuelan people, congratulated the Cuban people and the brother President Raul Castro, in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban revolution victory foundational to the struggle of peoples for independence, freedom and equality. In this January 1 so special, when the circumstances of the struggle for life have united more than ever to the Revolutions Cuban and Bolivarian the peoples of Venezuela and Cuba commune in prayer and hope to celebrate our fraternal solidarity, and reaffirm our commitment to continue traveling the path of dignity that Fidel drew in his triumphant entry into Santiago de Cuba on 1 January 1959. In their first 54 years of struggles and victories, Cuba has become a world leader in the pursuit of justice with its own methods of defending the dignity as a principle of life, and the concrete practice of solidarity and love as a guide their relationship with the world. Know the Cuban Revolution can count on the Bolivarian Revolution to match all the love and solidarity that has been lavished on our people, in their struggle to be increasingly free and sovereign. now all say with Chavez Que Viva Fidel! Long live Raul! Long live Cuba and its Revolution! Until victory, forever!

Caracas, January 1, 2013

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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:55 PM

3. at this point, only an idiot would believe the official gov version

they've never been forthcoming to this point.

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