How confident is Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez that he can undergo surgery in his own country and live to tell about it? Apparently, not confident at all. After plunging an oil rich nation into political and economic chaos, Hugo Chavez is not willing to trust his own people with his life, so he traveled to Cuba to have surgery. In Cuba, his fellow dictators the Castro brothers have the situation under control, and Chavez feels much safer.
Chavez Undergoes Unscheduled Surgery for Pelvic Abscess During Cuba Visit
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent unscheduled surgery for a pelvic abscess in Cuba and will remain on the Caribbean island for “several days” to recover, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said.
Chavez, who had been recovering from a knee injury sustained on May 10 before traveling to Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba this week, had tests that revealed the abscess during his official visit to the socialist nation and was operated on yesterday, Maduro said on state television, citing an official statement.
“Diagnostic exams revealed the existence of the pelvic abscess which prompted the immediate decision from Chavez to proceed with surgery,” the statement said. “The operation was satisfactory and Chavez has begun the recovery process in company of his family, doctors and part of his cabinet. His medical team believes that in a few days the president will be in a condition to return safely to Venezuela.”
An abscess is a collection of pus or purulent matter formed by a morbid process in a cavity of the body, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Naturally, the Chavez and Castro propaganda machines are spinning this as an “unscheduled” surgery. But we all know better than that. Everyone knows that Chavez is filled with “pus or purulent matter formed by a morbid process in a cavity of the body,” and it did not take a visit to Cuba for him to figure that out.