Skip to comments.Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in a coma 'only kept alive by life support' after cancer surgery
Posted on 01/02/2013 10:50:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is in an induced coma being kept alive by life support following complications during cancer surgery, it was claimed today.
Sources at the hospital in Cuba where he is being treated told a Spanish newspaper he was showing 'very weak' vital signs, adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines 'at any moment'.
With rumours swirling that Chavez had taken a turn for the worse, Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro said the ailing president's condition remains 'delicate' three weeks after his cancer surgery.
He did not provide further information about the president's condition and told Venezuelan's to ignore speculation about his health.
Many Venezuelan's have been left frustrated over the lack of information over the president's condition.
Chavez's political opponents have complained that the government hasn't told the country nearly enough and have demanded it provide the country with a full medical report.
Even some of his supporters say they wished they knew more.
In a pre-recorded interview in Havana, which was broadcast Tuesday night by the Caracas-based television network Telesur, Maduro said: 'He's totally conscious of the complexity of his post-operative state and he expressly asked us ... to keep the nation informed always, always with the truth, as hard as it may be in certain circumstances.'
Both supporters and opponents of Chavez have been on edge in the past week amid shifting signals from the government about the president's health.
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There’s the distinct smell of sulfur in the air......................
Around these parts we got a saying for sumbishes like this guy. It is AMF.
Hugo, say hi to Che for ... tell him Fidel will be along shortly.
Now if we could only get our politicians and celebrities to travel there for their medical treatment ...
So now what?
Wrote this yesterday about Kim Jong il:
Kim Jong il became Kim Jong dead. If he died do to a protracted $h!t-fit, so much the better. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall.
Hope Hugo and Fidel go soon and in as a distinguished a manner
Looks like el Presidente for Life won’t be seeking another election
Sean Penn must be deeply saddened
RE: So now what?
I am assuming Venezuela has a Presidential succession law in place and whoever the Vice President is, takes Hugo Chavez’s place. But then this is Venezuela, so... who knows what happens next?
“Chavez in a coma, I know, I know, it’s serious...”
Maybe he had Benghazi information, too?
"And down! It's over. It's all over for El Presidente! "
Yet, the Hildabeast is simply intubated ~ why can’t this be hugh and series?
Finally, a little good news this holiday season.
pull the plus and celebrate
throw him o the corner with the other trash
Nah. If that were the case, his mind would be Jell-O.
Sure hope he dies.
I can't bring myself to hope for someone's death... but I am going to hope for Justice in this life or the next... and hope that Venezuela has some better leaders ready to step up.
Maybe someday the people of Venezuela will be free.
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