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DIE ALREADY! Fresh fears over health of Hugo Chávez

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Guardian UK

Venezuelan president’s unexpected trip to Cuba for follow-up cancer treatment prompts fears of rapid decline in health

Hugo Chávez 

Hugo Chávez, who has returned to Cuba for medical treatment. Photograph: EPA

Fears about the health of the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, have re-emerged since his unexpected trip to Cuba last week for follow-up treatment after undergoing chemotherapy and surgery earlier this year.

In a letter to the national assembly, which had to approve the trip, he said the treatment would include hyperbaric oxygenation, which involves breathing pure oxygen inside a sealed chamber, to repair bone and tissue damaged during radiotherapy.

Chávez, who was diagnosed with an unspecified type of cancer 18 months ago, has not been seen in public since 15 November, when he held a meeting with ministers.

Aides have confirmed his attendance this Friday at a regional Mercosur summit in Brazil. But there is speculation that the recently re-elected president may be facing graver health problems than the government is willing to admit.

“I am under the impression that Chávez’s health has suffered a rapid decline. The effort he put into the re-election campaign has had an impact on his illness. He had to leave practically in an emergency and without the formalities and public acts that usually accompany his departure,” said Teodoro Petkoff, editor of the Venezuelan newspaper Tal Cual.


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  1. Bad Brad

    December 7th, 2012

    Those damn Cuban Seeegars must have some health benefits to them.

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  2. CrustyB

    December 7th, 2012

    When he dies they should shove a straw up his ass and put him in a giant Trader Vic’s tropical cocktail. He’s got a face like a Tiki trinket.

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  3. Unslung Hero

    December 7th, 2012

    May his life outlast that of our own dear “Führer”!!!

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  4. conservative cowgirl

    December 7th, 2012

    He is one big ugly fat toad, isn’t he?

    Maybe he is already roasting in Hell, but the government toadies are fighting over who will be the next dictator.

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  5. conservative cowgirl

    December 7th, 2012

    Chavez roasting on an open fire…

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  6. conservative cowgirl

    December 7th, 2012

    Jackdaws plucking out his eyes…

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  7. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 7th, 2012

    Not to worry.
    Chávez was on the Guest Arrival List for 8/18/12,
    but his name mysteriously disappeared from the Bulletin Board.
    It’s back up…with TBD under the date, along with a note that says “looking for a body double.”

    Reminds me of the 1941 film HERE COMES MR. JORDAN.

    Speaking of 1941, it’s Pearl Harbor Day!
    Eat a pineapple with chop sticks.
    :evil:

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  8. Kairn

    December 7th, 2012

    This guy is as much a cockroach as Mugabe and Castro. They just WILL NOT DIE ALREADY!!!! And when they are truly dying, they linger and linger and linger. Maybe Chavez will wind up having that wormy business in his groin the way King Herod did.

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  9. Cynic

    December 7th, 2012

    Fresh fears or fresh wishes?

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  10. Bad Brad

    December 7th, 2012

    CrustyB, What? LOL you take the first swig at the xmas (holiday party).

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  11. Jeannine

    December 7th, 2012

    Wait till he finds out Bush isn’t the devil…Ha-Ha

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  12. Anonymous

    December 7th, 2012

    fear, you say? that he’ll live or die??

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  13. Joe

    December 7th, 2012

    People like Chavez and Obama don’t usually know what hits them until they crack hell wide open.

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  14. Ten Megaton

    December 7th, 2012

    Fears have re-emerged? Just who exactly fears that this cockroach is dying?

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  15. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 7th, 2012

    My dollar says he croaks, appropriately, on Christmas Day.

    Felíz Navidád, Venezuela.

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  16. Jack Daniels

    December 7th, 2012

    Now that obama’s in solid, I’m surprised that he doesn’t offer his buddy chavez a trip to the US for some of the finest medical care in the world.

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  17. Mr.Gates

    December 7th, 2012

    Death to him and all who think like him…. ahem.

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  18. Machloja

    December 7th, 2012

    Good commie is dead commie.

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  19. IronyCurtain

    December 7th, 2012

    How long could he possibly have when he’s getting medical care in friggin’ CUBA!
    Next stop for Obama’s mentor: Hell!

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  20. Truthsayer221

    December 7th, 2012

    Smell that sulfur Hugo, smell that sulfur!

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  21. Nutjob

    December 7th, 2012

    Apparently its true, radiation doesn’t kill cockroaches.

    Go ahead and pop that tub of lard full of pure oxygen, maybe 1 day the socialist doctor in Cuba will find out pure oxygen is bad for the body and corrosove…..you know the reason docotrs here keep pushin the anti-oxidant health craze to get rid of the free radicals….excessive oxygen which is corrosive and harmful.

    Someone had to explain that to Michael jacksons paid for doctor also.

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  22. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 7th, 2012

    And, though the MSM in this country keeps using the photo above, why should iOTW? The man has no hair left on his entire head and there are photos of him in that state out there. Think they’ll evoke pity here? Not too f_ckin’ likely.

    http://www.frugal-cafe.com/public_html/frugal-blog/frugal-cafe-blogzone/2012/05/30/end-stage-here-for-venezuelas-tyrannical-hugo-chvez-who-has-cancer-yet-jokes-about-restoring-baseball-to-the-olympics/

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  23. mossberg12gal

    December 7th, 2012

    Thank you, Dear God, for giving us a little ray of Son-shine this Christmas season…just one more little request, dare i ask…

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  24. aidan

    December 7th, 2012

    Can’t wait ’till he stinks like a dead fish.

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  25. locknload

    December 7th, 2012

    He’s probably signed up for ObamaCare – that’s why he’s dying.

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