Skip to comments.Hugo Chavez 'only kept alive by life support' after cancer surgery
Posted on 01/02/2013 6:15:59 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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.
'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,' Maduro said in the prerecorded interview in Havana, which was broadcast Tuesday night by the Caracas-based television network Telesur.
Chavez has not been seen or heard from since the December 11 operation, and officials have reported a series of ups and downs in his recovery - the most recent, on Sunday, announcing that he faced new complications from a respiratory infection.
Maduro did not provide any new details about Chavez's complications during Tuesday's interview. But he joined other Chavez allies in urging Venezuelans to ignore gossip, saying rumors were being spread due to 'the hatred of the enemies of Venezuela.'
He didn't refer to any rumours in particular, though one of them has described Chavez as being in a coma.
Maduro said Chavez faces 'a complex and delicate situation'. But Maduro also said that when he talked with the president and looked at his face, he seemed to have 'the same strength as always.'
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They need him to hang on till the tenth. At which time they will "swear him in" behind closed doors to continue the farce that he is in command of his faculties to continue in his role as dictator of Venezuela.
President Obama is deeply saddened. Will he deliver the eulogy at Chavez’s funeral? Or does he prefer to preserve his cover?
The real shame is he will avoid hanging or a fireing squad.
Can we give them hussein?
“President Obama is deeply saddened. Will he deliver the eulogy at Chavezs funeral? Or does he prefer to preserve his cover?”
No, he will send his “venezuelan ambassador” Sean Penn who will have Lindsay Lohan on his arm at the funeral!
Add my name to the card,please.
Eeewwwww. Will we here in America have to endure a national day of mourning?
Your card will burn up before it’s delivered to where he’s going.
It’s the thought that counts.
Hell, we should put him in the U.S. Senate — we’ve got a few left-wing/communist cadavers serving there already.
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