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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:34 PM

Cuba tones down Castro's positive words on Chavez health

More than a week after former leader Fidel Castro was quoted in Cuban media as saying Venezuela's cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez was "much better," the Communist Party newspaper published a different, toned down version of his comments on Tuesday.

The transcript in Granma, said to have been "reviewed and updated" by Castro, left out the more positive assessments of Chavez' condition, but did say he was recovering.

Castro, who spoke with reporters when he went to vote in Cuba's National Assembly election, was quoted in February 4 news accounts as telling reporters he got daily reports on Chavez and that he was doing "much better, recovering" two months after undergoing a six-hour operation in Havana.

"It has been a tough fight but he is improving," Castro said. "We have to cure him. Chavez is very important for his country and for Latin America."

http://news.yahoo.com/cuba-tones-down-castros-positive-words-chavez-health-191010036.html

Hmmm. It appears that Fidel is walking back his previous remarks...

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monmouth3 Feb 2013 #1
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msmaritz Feb 2013 #3

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. I think Chavez is dead, has been for weeks. They are trying to avoid any chaos. Just my

speculation.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:11 PM

2. Yes but,

 

Castro has long played the rope a dope on this, which is why I am basically not speculating either way.

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:53 PM

3. Castro is dead too.

The commies work in mysterious ways.




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