[Marxism] Chavez rushed to hospital

Tristan Sloughter kungfooguru at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 08:02:21 MDT 2011


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/venezuela/8796505/Hugo-Chavez-in-hospital-for-kidney-failure.html

The leftist, staunchly anti-US stalwart Chavez went into the Military
Hospital in Caracas on Tuesday morning, the report on the newspaper's
website said, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the case.

Chavez returned to Venezuela late last Thursday following what he described
as a fourth and hopefully final round of chemotherapy in Cuba.

Chavez, 57, had a cancerous tumor removed on June 20 in Havana, but
officials have provided little information about the nature of the disease.

Officials have said the tumor was removed from his "pelvic area," but have
given no indication of the severity of his condition.

After returning to Caracas and giving a brief statement early Friday, he
stayed uncharacteristically out of the media spotlight and sent no messages
on his Twitter feed, which has more than two million followers.

Official handout photos from Cuban state media showed a hairless Chavez
bidding farewell to Cuban leader Raul Castro after completing the latest
round of treatment.

But the silence of a leader who has been omnipresent in Venezuelan public
life revived the mystery surrounding his health, which only increased on
Friday when a meeting between Chavez and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad set for this weekend in Caracas was postponed indefinitely.

Chavez has been in power since 1999 and has said he would recover in time to
win re-election by a "knock-out" in 2012.



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