Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:12 PM
Zorro (5,508 posts)
After 2 months absent, still no sign of Chavez
Two months have passed since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez climbed the stairs of the presidential jet, blew kisses to his supporters and flew to Cuba to undergo his fourth cancer-related surgery.
Chavez hasn't been seen or spoken publicly since that departure to Havana on Dec. 10, and the mystery surrounding his condition has deepened while the government's updates have remained optimistic but have lately offered few specifics.
"The president is in charge and making decisions," Foreign Minister Elias Jaua said Saturday after meeting with Brazil's foreign minister. "It's a slow, slow recovery process. But he is fighting his battle with great faith, and clinging to Christ and clinging to life ... and with the conviction that he is going to win this battle, too."
Jaua, who visited Chavez in Cuba last week, said the 58-year-old president has been making political and economic decisions. On Friday, for instance, the government announced it is devaluing the currency.
Sorry Chavistas, it's becoming more and more apparent with each passing day that Hugo isn't going to return to his former glory. Might as well prepare your position in the post-Chavez transition.
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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:59 AM
Zorro (5,508 posts)
4. I realize editing news articles is something Chavistas are fond of
but I am not.
As I said, take it up with AP if you have problems with their reporting.
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Mon Feb 11, 2013, 02:17 AM
MADem (113,082 posts)
5. ABC in Spain have reported that he has lost his voice, cancer is still there, and things look grim.
He cannot walk, and now he can't talk, he knows he is terminal and he's understandably depressed. They were the ones that also reported he had a heart attack on the table after the last botched surgery; was in an induced coma on a respirator for awhile, and was on a course of antibiotics for infection/pneumonia, or something like that. They have also reported that he lost a ton of weight and looks skeletal.
Who knows what the precise details are--I think we'll find out soon enough. It is apparent to anyone save the slavishly ardent that the government is bullshitting the people. The people know it, too, it would seem.
The latest from ABC.es: