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    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has suffered "new complications" after a cancer operation in Cuba, his vice-president has said.

    In a televised address from Cuba, Nicolas Maduro said Mr Chavez continued to be in a "delicate state".

    Mr Chavez underwent his fourth cancer operation on 11 December in Cuba but suffered a respiratory infection.

    The president - who has been in power since 1999 - won another term in October's election.

    Mr Maduro did not give details about Mr Chavez's condition but said the latest complications were connected to the respiratory infection

    http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20873265

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    Since he'll never give up power voluntarily, the sooner he dies, the better it will be for Venezuela.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mu-Meson View Post
    Since he'll never give up power voluntarily, the sooner he dies, the better it will be for Venezuela.
    I partially agree with you.
    I´m afraid that his death will take him to a saint-level, and even though his regime will be doomed and soon or later will eventually collapse, he´ll become a legend and will never pay for his faults. That, or he´ll be the founder of a peron-type party that keeps exploiting his name and image decades later.

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    this all still smells like bull**** to me,considering how media freak they are,they would be broadcasting his hours long tv show from there,and the whole secret over it dont help too so I call bull**** on this and this is all prepared to make some comeback where he claims he resurreted like jesus cuz jesus told him to govern blablabla

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    A Spanish newspapers reports Chaves is in an induced coma

    (in spanish)
    http://www.abc.es/internacional/2013...301011903.html

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    Chavez was elected president of Venezuela in 1998 by middle-class that thought they needed an iron fist ex military to put order, end corruption and get things done. As a country, they have preferred authoritarian leaders because that rids them of the need to do stuff themselves. They don't fight for their rights as citizens or consumers, they just expect their "beloved" leader to take care of them while they go off to the beach at every chance they get. People who voted for Chavez didn't care that he had led a failed coup in 1992 and therefore had to be ruled out as a real democrat.

    He got the taste of wealth by way of the Saddam method. Chavez denounces the imperialist America and lives a lavish life of wanton excess while his people languish in a meager existence with limited basic life services. He tossed out all the people who knew how to run production and refineries, and then stiffed them on the leases. He then blamed the USA for all his own country's financial problems as he formed suicide pacts with Iran and North Korea.

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    Arrow Looks like the transition of power is underway....

    Venezuelan congress to meet on leader's fitness to serve

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    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela´s National Assembly will hold its first session of the year Saturday amid growing uncertainty about whether cancer-stricken Hugo Chávez will be able to be sworn in for a fourth term on Thursday, as required by the constitution.

    Opposition legislators are expected to push for a detailed medical report about Chávez, 58, who underwent his fourth surgery in Cuba for cancer on Dec. 11. He hasn't been seen since, amid growing rumors that he is seriously ill or dying.

    The National Assembly will either agree to delay Chávez´s inauguration or approve the Supreme Court going to Cuba to swear him in, said Risa Grais-Targow, an analyst with the Eurasia Group.

    Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said Thursday night that Chávez is being treated for "respiratory deficiency" after complications from a severe lung infection. It was the first time the government has described the lung infection as "severe."

    Under the constitution, Chávez must be sworn in by Jan. 10 before the assembly or, failing that, before the Supreme Court at another location. If Chávez is unable to be sworn in, the constitution states that Assembly President Diosdado Cabello would have 30 days in which to call for new elections.

    Chávez was re-elected in October to a fourth term with about 55% of the vote. That term would end in 2019.

    The parliamentary session coincides with growing pressure on Vice President Nicolas Maduro to reveal more information about Chávez and his condition. Chávez has never said what kind of cancer he is fighting nor what the long-term prognosis is. He first underwent an operation for cancer in mid-2011 and has undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

    Maduro accused the opposition of spreading rumors about Chávez and his illness in a bid to destabilize the country. Maduro said that the government has been very forthcoming about Chavez´s condition, releasing 26 bulletins in 22 days.

    Grais-Targow agreed that the government has become more forthcoming, "but we're still missing a lot of details."

    Chávez, a fiery populist who has often attacked the U.S. and capitalism as part of his socialist revolution, has been president since 1999. He survived a coup attempt in 2002, and a recall vote in 2004.

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    This could easily blow into a constitutional crisis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by unnecessary roughness View Post
    Chavez was elected president of Venezuela in 1998 by middle-class that thought they needed an iron fist ex military to put order, end corruption and get things done. As a country, they have preferred authoritarian leaders because that rids them of the need to do stuff themselves. They don't fight for their rights as citizens or consumers, they just expect their "beloved" leader to take care of them while they go off to the beach at every chance they get. People who voted for Chavez didn't care that he had led a failed coup in 1992 and therefore had to be ruled out as a real democrat.

    He got the taste of wealth by way of the Saddam method. Chavez denounces the imperialist America and lives a lavish life of wanton excess while his people languish in a meager existence with limited basic life services. He tossed out all the people who knew how to run production and refineries, and then stiffed them on the leases. He then blamed the USA for all his own country's financial problems as he formed suicide pacts with Iran and North Korea.
    Who cares how he runs the country, people elected and reelected him for a reason. Doesn't matter if we like it or not.
    Have you seen this documentary and if yes, what do you think of it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeHzc1h8k7o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph BG View Post
    Who cares how he runs the country, people elected and reelected him for a reason. Doesn't matter if we like it or not.
    Have you seen this documentary and if yes, what do you think of it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeHzc1h8k7o
    ah another "documentary" made by another simpathyzer telling how good and well chavez goverment is,why dont you go there and live there if you like that so much? feel in person the tons of deaths caused by crime and how empty the supermarkets are but yeah you dont care since you dont live there and your brain is rotten so much by the propaganda that it cant do any other function
    so yeah keep posting more pro chavez propaganda before your superior gets mad at you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph BG View Post
    Who cares how he runs the country,
    Yeah, who cares how Chavez has been oppressing his opposition? Promoting terrorism in other countries (FARC)? Supporting rogue countries like Syria, Iran or North Korea? You're right, who cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph BG View Post
    people elected and reelected him for a reason. Doesn't matter if we like it or not.
    Well ... It's so easy win a re-election when you have under control all mass media and the opposition is terrified by violence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph BG View Post
    Have you seen this documentary and if yes, what do you think of it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeHzc1h8k7o
    John Pilger? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical_ulcer View Post
    ah another "documentary" made by another simpathyzer telling how good and well chavez goverment is,why dont you go there and live there if you like that so much? feel in person the tons of deaths caused by crime and how empty the supermarkets are but yeah you dont care since you dont live there and your brain is rotten so much by the propaganda that it cant do any other function
    so yeah keep posting more pro chavez propaganda before your superior gets mad at you
    So the only right views are yours??? You can't consider John Pilger an independent journalist? Well if his(H.Chavez) governing is so bad, why 63% of the votes went for him in December 2006 election? If his governing is so bad that supermarkets are empty why he won 2012 election for fourth term???
    There is no propaganda, simply he wont get re elected over and over again if your statement is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unnecessary roughness View Post
    Yeah, who cares how Chavez has been oppressing his opposition? Promoting terrorism in other countries (FARC)? Supporting rogue countries like Syria, Iran or North Korea? You're right, who cares?



    Well ... It's so easy win a re-election when you have under control all mass media and the opposition is terrified by violence.



    John Pilger? Please.
    I bet he is better journalist then you, so please drop the sarcasm, will you...

    "Pilger has twice won Britain's Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries, screened internationally, have gained awards in Britain and worldwide, and the journalist has received several honorary doctorates".
    Well he has 40 years as war corespondent and journalist.....and you are only 19 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolph BG View Post
    I bet he is better journalist then you, so please drop the sarcasm, will you...

    "Pilger has twice won Britain's Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries, screened internationally, have gained awards in Britain and worldwide, and the journalist has received several honorary doctorates".
    Well he has 40 years as war corespondent and journalist.....and you are only 19 years old.
    It's true. I'm only 19 years old, but when I'm the same age as Pilder I hope not to be a dictators' tool like him.

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