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Chavez Death Watch: Breaking the Bad News Gradually

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From the BBC:

Officials in Caracastan admit that their Idol ain't doin' so well.  Drip, drip, drip.... little by little they are preparing the nation for a replay of the death of the arch-Caudillo in 1975: Generalisimo Francisco Franco.

Hugo Chavez's 'breathing problems persist'

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is still suffering breathing problems following his return from Cuba where he was treated for cancer, officials say.

Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said Mr Chavez was continuing to receive treatment at a military hospital in Caracas.

It was the first official communique on the president's health since he returned to Venezuela on Monday.

Mr Chavez went to Havana for surgery on 11 December.

It was his fourth operation in an 18-month period for cancer, which was first diagnosed in mid-2011.

He is said to have suffered a severe respiratory infection following the latest surgery.

"The breathing insufficiency that emerged post-operation persists, and the tendency has not been favourable, so it is still being treated," Mr Villegas said in a televised statement.

President Chavez, in office for 14 years, was re-elected for another six-year term in October 2012, but his swearing-in was delayed because of his illness.

Doubts remain about whether his health will allow him to return to active politics.

For a more detailed report in Spanish (ABC) go HERE.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court in Caracastan has officially recognized Chavez as president, even though not a single one of the judges on this tribunal have been allowed to visit the ailing dictator in the hospital since he arrived back home four days ago.   That story HERE, in Spanish (ABC).

2 comments to Chavez Death Watch: Breaking the Bad News Gradually

  • asombra

    “Revolution, independence, health or nothing.” As a hospital motto. Could these people be any more ridiculous, not to mention lame? Talk about self-parody. And note that health comes after revolution, even for a hospital. Lord have mercy.

  • asombra

    Somehow, Monty Python's dead parrot skit comes to mind.