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Seventh circle of Hell gets a wee bit more crowded

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Leaders of Latrine America flock to Havana

Nicolas Maduro, the Ripe One, a.k.a. Saddamito el Madurito, is in La Habana again, paying his respects to his Cuban handlers and visiting the moribund (or already dead) Hugo Chavez.

He is not alone. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, president of Arrrgh-en-teen-ah, is also there, all set to lunch with her two buddies, Fidel and Raul, while she visits her dear, dear friend Hugo the Moribund. Not to be outdone or left out, Ollanta Humala, president of Perr-uuuugh, will join the jolly fiesta.

These happy-go-lucky Latin leaders will undoubtedly approach their ailing-or-perhaps-dead comrade Chavez with the zestful devil-may-care attitude that their race is so well known for. Perhaps they will dance the Macarena or form a conga line, and down mow-hee-tow after mow-hee-tow as they postpone all of their work till mañana, and mañana and mañana.... 'cause, as we all know, in Latrine America, today is for partying and tomorrow never comes, and there are plenty of slaves to mop up your mess.

And, as we all know, Havana is to Latreeen-ohs as Mecca is to Muslims.

Aaaah.... almost forgot.... some journalist, somewhere, is actually covering this fiesta.  And...oh...look, Mildred... it's that news agency run by Al Gore...whats-its-name, Milly?  Is it Al-Gorezilla?

Hot damn! Almost got the name right... Heh... it's Al-Jazeera (didn't they have something to do with Osama Bin Laden, Mildred?  Or am I thinking of MSNBCeera?):

Venezuela's vice president has flown to Cuba to visit the ailing Hugo Chavez and his family, while the leaders of Argentina and Peru also traveled to Havana saying they hoped to ask about the Venezuelan president's condition.

The 58-year-old president is fighting a severe respiratory infection a month after he underwent cancer surgery in Havana, his government says.

"I'm leaving for Havana to continue that work of visiting the family, meeting with his medical team, visiting our commander president," Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on television in Caracas.

Cuba's nightly TV news show reported that Maduro had arrived on Friday, but did not say whether he made any comments.

The Venezuelan was met at the airport by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, the show said.

Chavez has not spoken publicly or been seen since before his December 11 operation, his fourth cancer-related surgery since June 2011 for an undisclosed type of pelvic cancer.

The government revealed this week that Chavez was receiving treatment for "respiratory deficiency". Medical experts say that might mean he is breathing with the help of a ventilator.

Maduro was making his second trip to Cuba since Chavez's surgery. He said he would meet with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who also was visiting Havana, and hoped to meet with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, who arrived Friday in the Cuban capital.

Authorities have characterised the Argentine leader's trip as a private visit and her foreign minister said on Thursday that she intended to meet with Chavez.

Fernandez told The Associated Press news agency on Friday afternoon that she would lunch with Cuban President Raul Castro and his retired brother Fidel.

"And then surely I will meet with the family of my companion and dear friend Hugo Chavez," Fernandez said.

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