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Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in a coma 'only kept alive by life support' after cancer surgery
Daily Mail ^ | 01/02/2013 | By ANTHONY BOND

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hugochavez; venezuela

1 posted on 01/02/2013 10:50:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s the distinct smell of sulfur in the air......................


2 posted on 01/02/2013 10:53:33 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Around these parts we got a saying for sumbishes like this guy. It is AMF.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 10:55:04 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aw, geez.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 10:55:16 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: SeekAndFind

Hugo, say hi to Che for ... tell him Fidel will be along shortly.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 10:57:48 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ah, that wonderfully marvelous Cuban medical system ...

Now if we could only get our politicians and celebrities to travel there for their medical treatment ...

6 posted on 01/02/2013 10:57:59 AM PST by BlueLancer ("Oh, man, that's a lot of Indians!" [LTC George A. Custer, 1876, near the Little Bighorn Valley])
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To: SeekAndFind

So now what?


7 posted on 01/02/2013 10:58:24 AM PST by mom.mom
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To: SeekAndFind

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


8 posted on 01/02/2013 10:58:57 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like el Presidente for Life won’t be seeking another election

Sean Penn must be deeply saddened


9 posted on 01/02/2013 11:02:11 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: mom.mom

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?


10 posted on 01/02/2013 11:02:34 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Red Badger

“Chavez in a coma, I know, I know, it’s serious...”


11 posted on 01/02/2013 11:04:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he had Benghazi information, too?


12 posted on 01/02/2013 11:04:21 AM PST by ryan71 (Water, food and ammo.)
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To: silverleaf

"And down! It's over. It's all over for El Presidente! "

13 posted on 01/02/2013 11:07:21 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yet, the Hildabeast is simply intubated ~ why can’t this be hugh and series?


14 posted on 01/02/2013 11:09:23 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

Finally, a little good news this holiday season.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 11:09:29 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: SeekAndFind

pull the plus and celebrate

throw him o the corner with the other trash


16 posted on 01/02/2013 11:11:51 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ryan71

Nah. If that were the case, his mind would be Jell-O.


17 posted on 01/02/2013 11:12:02 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure hope he dies.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 11:20:11 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
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.

19 posted on 01/02/2013 11:21:58 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe someday the people of Venezuela will be free.


20 posted on 01/02/2013 11:22:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

Sianara Scumbag!


21 posted on 01/02/2013 11:24:09 AM PST by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: SeekAndFind
But then this is Venezuela, so... who knows what happens next?

Lately you could say the same about America...

22 posted on 01/02/2013 11:24:17 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: BlueLancer

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!


23 posted on 01/02/2013 11:28:02 AM PST by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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 . . .


24 posted on 01/02/2013 11:32:31 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 11:38:59 AM PST by plain talk
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To: SoFloFreeper

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 ).


26 posted on 01/02/2013 11:39:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


27 posted on 01/02/2013 11:40:18 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: SeekAndFind
Happy New Year!

Who is the next crazy to take over?

FMCDH(BITS)

28 posted on 01/02/2013 11:44:22 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: SeekAndFind

Darn that sulphur.


29 posted on 01/02/2013 11:45:59 AM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: dfwgator

I would hate anything to happen to him.. would you please let me see him!!


30 posted on 01/02/2013 11:49:30 AM PST by mothball
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To: silverleaf
"Sean Penn must be deeply saddened"

If needed, he would probably volunteer as a pallbearer.

31 posted on 01/02/2013 11:49:32 AM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: SeekAndFind

2013 might have some potential, after all!


32 posted on 01/02/2013 11:52:24 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...doctors could decide to switch off the machines 'at any moment'..."

Oooops!

33 posted on 01/02/2013 11:59:19 AM PST by kidd
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To: mothball

Do you really think he’ll pull through?


34 posted on 01/02/2013 12:08:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The only good Hugo Chavez will be a dead Hugo Chavez. By the end of today would be good.


35 posted on 01/02/2013 12:37:56 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: dfwgator

Ya ever notice how much Howie looks like Nixon?

Regards,
GtG

36 posted on 01/02/2013 1:40:13 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t believe we are to take joy in any death...but he is getting what he deserves.


37 posted on 01/02/2013 1:42:08 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: SeekAndFind

... adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines ‘at any moment’.


They’re missing a big revenue opportunity here. Either auction off or create a raffle to be the lucky person to throw the switch!


38 posted on 01/02/2013 1:43:21 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: kidd

Hugo, my man. How ya doin? Oh say, that extention cord
didn’t go to anything important did it?
What?
What?
Sorry can’t make it out.
Must not have been important...


39 posted on 01/02/2013 1:44:03 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


40 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:13 PM PST by mothball
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To: dfwgator

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 boggling.


41 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:34 PM PST by mothball
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To: mothball

We’re laying a stinkee big time tonight.......Driskel may not be the starter next year.


42 posted on 01/02/2013 8:32:56 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Hugo Chavez is in an induced coma being kept alive by life support following complications during cancer surgery

If they keep cutting away body parts, eventually there will be nothing left.

43 posted on 01/02/2013 8:38:35 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead”


44 posted on 01/02/2013 8:45:56 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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