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Hugo Chavez 'only kept alive by life support' after cancer surgery
Daily Mail UK ^ | January 2, 2013 | Anthony Bond

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.

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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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1 posted on 01/02/2013 6:16:19 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

“That’s a shame”-J. Seinfeld.


2 posted on 01/02/2013 6:17:52 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: COUNTrecount

Well, they can always embalm him like they did Lenin. He could continue as dictator and his lefty worshipers could still worship at his shrine.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 6:18:24 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: COUNTrecount

The Castros will keep him on ‘life support’ for ever if they can.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 6:19:13 AM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: COUNTrecount

Hope they don’t lose power at the hospital.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 6:19:15 AM PST by jughandle
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To: COUNTrecount

Karma for a socialist scum

ONE dictator soon to be down


6 posted on 01/02/2013 6:20:11 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: COUNTrecount

Soon to occupy a position between the Hitler/Stalin/Mao complex and the Kennedy suite...in HELL! < /evil thoughts >


7 posted on 01/02/2013 6:20:44 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: COUNTrecount
My guess is that Chavez will soon smell sulfur.

5.56mm

8 posted on 01/02/2013 6:20:53 AM PST by M Kehoe
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adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines 'at any moment'

At which time the world will immediately become a better place.

9 posted on 01/02/2013 6:22:53 AM PST by skeeter
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gotta love the smell of sulfur in the morning...


10 posted on 01/02/2013 6:23:36 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: COUNTrecount

Maybe the element he fears and despises is exactly what he needs to get well—’sulphur’.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 6:23:54 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: COUNTrecount
How many times has Fidel been on death's doorstep?
12 posted on 01/02/2013 6:24:22 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: COUNTrecount

Pull the plug. His nation could use the break.


13 posted on 01/02/2013 6:24:37 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: COUNTrecount

I could tell he was about to kick the bucket- He was smooching every crucifix within arms reach for the last few months.

Too little, too late.

I wonder if he can smell the sulfur yet?


14 posted on 01/02/2013 6:25:26 AM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Maybe he will hold on long enough to escort Hillary to their eternal damnation.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 6:27:10 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: COUNTrecount

Knowing one is dying and wondering where they will end up and knowing ‘it’s over for them’ - all their power and trappings of power are gone and what do they have left.

What one sows they will reap, MORE than they sow, LATER than they sow. That’s what he is left with and he knows it’s not good. He won’t need oil to burn to keep the fire for warmth going - and he can no longer control it. It’s eternal.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 6:35:02 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Fidel Castro Steps Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLQrMDYIo1g


17 posted on 01/02/2013 6:36:44 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Chavez is still very seriously dead.

In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco continues to set the world record in holding his breath.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 6:42:10 AM PST by oldm60grunt
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To: COUNTrecount
I guess he couldn't be saved, considering how many time American leftists have told us that the Cubans have the best medical care in the world.
19 posted on 01/02/2013 6:47:52 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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"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."

..........Sheeesh!

20 posted on 01/02/2013 7:10:35 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Jimenez and many other Venezuelans say it seems increasingly unlikely that Chavez can be sworn in as scheduled January 10 for his new term. If he dies or is unable to continue in office, the Venezuelan Constitution says a new election should be held within 30 days.

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.

21 posted on 01/02/2013 7:21:08 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Bathhouse Barry wants YOU to bend over for another four years)
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To: COUNTrecount

President Obama is deeply saddened. Will he deliver the eulogy at Chavez’s funeral? Or does he prefer to preserve his cover?


22 posted on 01/02/2013 7:23:39 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: COUNTrecount

Buh Bye!!!


23 posted on 01/02/2013 7:36:14 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: COUNTrecount
To quote Johnny:

"Just Kidding"...

24 posted on 01/02/2013 7:36:30 AM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: popdonnelly

25 posted on 01/02/2013 7:54:32 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: Dr. Ursus

The real shame is he will avoid hanging or a fireing squad.


26 posted on 01/02/2013 7:54:59 AM PST by duffee (Newt Gingrich for Speaker)
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To: COUNTrecount

Can we give them hussein?


27 posted on 01/02/2013 8:01:04 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: popdonnelly

“President Obama is deeply saddened. Will he deliver the eulogy at Chavez’s 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!


28 posted on 01/02/2013 9:33:34 AM PST by vette6387
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To: COUNTrecount
I'll send him a card.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 10:54:56 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Add my name to the card,please.


30 posted on 01/02/2013 10:56:53 AM PST by sport
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Eeewwwww. Will we here in America have to endure a national day of mourning?


31 posted on 01/02/2013 11:01:03 AM PST by jughandle
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To: sport

Done.


32 posted on 01/02/2013 11:38:37 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Your card will burn up before it’s delivered to where he’s going.


33 posted on 01/02/2013 11:57:58 AM PST by COUNTrecount (Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't fail .But We Did.)
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To: COUNTrecount

It’s the thought that counts.


34 posted on 01/02/2013 12:15:10 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Hell, we should put him in the U.S. Senate — we’ve got a few left-wing/communist cadavers serving there already.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 1:53:04 PM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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