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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Lately you could say the same about America...
Don’t worry they will be, after Obamacare goes into full effect all the doctors that don’t consider themselves government slaves will be gone and foreign poorly educated doctors is all that will be left. It’s what happened to England and Canada!
Praise the Lord. The first good news of the year. Maybe the other despots of the world will soon face the same fate — Castro, Immadinnerjacket, Kim Jung Ung, Obama . . .
Actually my prayer is that he has a near-death experience and then fully recovers for a period of time and retires. Probably would not change his politics but it would be interesting nonetheless.
RE: Maybe someday the people of Venezuela will be free.
They had their chance late last year. They voted to KEEP Hugo Chavez as President ( and it wasn’t even close ).
There will be a lot of celebrating in VZ when he breathes his last. Now why can’t we have some good news like this here?
Who is the next crazy to take over?
Darn that sulphur.
I would hate anything to happen to him.. would you please let me see him!!
If needed, he would probably volunteer as a pallbearer.
2013 might have some potential, after all!
Do you really think he’ll pull through?
The only good Hugo Chavez will be a dead Hugo Chavez. By the end of today would be good.
Ya ever notice how much Howie looks like Nixon?
I don’t believe we are to take joy in any death...but he is getting what he deserves.
... adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines ‘at any moment’.
Hugo, my man. How ya doin? Oh say, that extention cord
didn’t go to anything important did it?
Sorry can’t make it out.
Must not have been important...
Good luck to you guys in the Sugar Bowl tonight. Beat the crap out of Louisville.
My Tigers laid a big stinky log against Clemson. I’m starting to think Miles is in the early stages of dementia. The decisions that guy makes are mind boffling.
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