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Rumors swirl over Venezuela's Chavez
Agencia EFE ^ | May 29, 2005

Posted on 05/29/2005 9:59:11 PM PDT by HAL9000

Caracas, May 29 (EFE).- Rumors swirled Sunday about the whereabouts of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who did not deliver a scheduled address to supporters a day earlier and whose weekly show was replaced by a volleyball match.

"The president's program yielded its spot to the match between Venezuela and Brazil because of prior international commitments with the World Volleyball League," Communications Minister Andres Izarra said during a brief appearance on state-owned Venezolana de Television.

The minister said Chavez's weekly show would return next Sunday. Izarra's statement at 11:35 a.m. (1535 GMT) was intended to put an end to the rumors and speculation in the Venezuelan media about the whereabouts of Chavez, whose show did not air in its regular Sunday time slot of 11:00 a.m. (1500 GMT).

The rumors started Saturday, when Chavez did not show up for a previously scheduled appearance at a march in Caracas to demand that the United States extradite anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles, a suspect in the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner.

Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel announced at the last minute Saturday that Chavez would not be taking part in the march.

"Chavez will not be with us this afternoon. I understand your reaction, but we have to get used to the fact that Chavez is human, that he can't permanently be in all places," Rangel said, without explaining the reasons for the president's absence. EFE rr/hv



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

1 posted on 05/29/2005 9:59:14 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Got himself stuck in a meat grinder... (*fingers crossed*)


2 posted on 05/29/2005 10:01:15 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: HAL9000

Let's hope he follows that other fine tradition of commie leaders and got a cold. (Paging Brezhnev and Andropov)


3 posted on 05/29/2005 10:01:19 PM PDT by Dr.Hilarious (If Al Qaeda took over the judiciary and mainstream media, would we know the difference?)
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To: All

Maybe he stood in front of a open window too long.


4 posted on 05/29/2005 10:02:36 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: HAL9000
...Chavez is human, that he can't permanently be in all places...

I'm sure that many Venezuelans would like to arrange that for him.

5 posted on 05/29/2005 10:02:44 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: HAL9000

I'll do a jig right down Broadway if he has assumed room temperature


6 posted on 05/29/2005 10:03:05 PM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: HAL9000

Accidently stepped in front of a stray bullet? (we hope)


8 posted on 05/29/2005 10:03:13 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: HAL9000

Maybe Goss really is fixing the CIA...


9 posted on 05/29/2005 10:03:31 PM PDT by notfondajane (I did think Barbarella was kinda cool though.)
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To: notfondajane

My thoughts exactly.


10 posted on 05/29/2005 10:06:22 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: notfondajane

LOL!


11 posted on 05/29/2005 10:06:39 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (If you must filibuster, it's because you don't have the votes to win honestly)
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To: HAL9000

He eloped with Jimmy Carter.


12 posted on 05/29/2005 10:07:50 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

It was discovered that he had some doubts about himself, and he was arrested.


13 posted on 05/29/2005 10:10:42 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: coconutt2000

Playing cards with Yassir Arafat.


14 posted on 05/29/2005 10:11:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: coconutt2000
Got himself stuck in a meat grinder... (*fingers crossed*)

Mine are crossed as well.

15 posted on 05/29/2005 10:18:10 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: HAL9000
How interesting--first he DEMANS we extradite this guy; then he says he didn't meant to sound as if he was DEMANDING the extradition; then he doesn't show up for the rally. He's totally cuckoo (and paranoid--he's afraid we will assassinate him) so who knows what's up?
16 posted on 05/29/2005 10:20:41 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: ARCADIA

In a most unfortunate suicide... he shot himself 4 times in the back of the head.


17 posted on 05/29/2005 10:23:20 PM PDT by Betaille (Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries)
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To: coconutt2000
If it's a 50 calibre variety meat grinder, he's been recycled into the small mammal food chain, or fish food, depending on where the conversion took place. Castro should take note.

I've seen some pictures from Iraq, and those 50's can make earthly maladies like headaches and arthritis disappear in an instant.

18 posted on 05/29/2005 10:28:16 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: HAL9000

Hey! Where'd Hugo?


19 posted on 05/29/2005 10:32:18 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: HAL9000
"He can't permanently be in all places"

Let's hope he's now permanently in one place...

20 posted on 05/29/2005 10:33:53 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel
He should take a leasson from this guy:

http://hammer.prohosting.com/~sfspot/virtual.htm
21 posted on 05/29/2005 10:37:02 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: LdSentinal

LOL


22 posted on 05/29/2005 10:38:35 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite (Saddam: $25k to suicide bombers = BAD --- Bush: 50 mil to terrorist scum = "GOOD")
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To: HAL9000
Look at this link. Maybe it might be relevant.

Chavez: Venezuela has plan in case he killed
CHINA Daily ^ | Updated: 2005-05-16 08:51 | various Agencies

Posted on 05/30/2005 12:40:25 AM CDT by Paleo Conservative

23 posted on 05/29/2005 10:42:41 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: HAL9000
Rumors swirled Sunday about the whereabouts of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez,

Hugo is probably out doing suck face with Castro.

24 posted on 05/29/2005 11:06:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: HAL9000

Perhaps he's the only one with the rare blood type needed to treat Abu Musab al Zarqawi and he's on a secret mission to the Mideast.









...or perhaps he's face down in a swamp.


25 posted on 05/29/2005 11:14:25 PM PDT by Redcloak (Over 16,000 served.)
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To: HAL9000
Venezuela has many many socialist leaders.. one down many to go..
Venezuela has always been into socialism.. The Venezuelan people are into gimme gimme even more than Massachusetts.. or New York even.. Hugo don't appear to be giving them stuff.. and hes history..
26 posted on 05/29/2005 11:30:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed by me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: HAL9000
Hmmn, maybe the ASS was ASSassinated.
27 posted on 05/29/2005 11:56:31 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: William Creel
"My prayers would have been answerd if he's dead."

Read in earlier post where the V government supposedly has plans in place if he was killed. Now why would they make such a statement with him MIA?
28 posted on 05/29/2005 11:59:13 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: HAL9000

I thought the sorry POS was in Iran.


29 posted on 05/30/2005 12:01:56 AM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: HAL9000

He is scared. He is afraid of getting assassinated. Castro is convinced that he is going to get shot by the CIA. ..They're pals as we all know.


31 posted on 05/30/2005 12:19:15 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: FreePaul

perhaps he is "pining for the fjords".


32 posted on 05/30/2005 12:19:56 AM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (Please don't squeeze the Koran. I gotta go to the bathroom.)
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To: Pro-Bush
Castro is convinced that he is going to get shot by the CIA.

I doubt the trigger man could be traced to the CIA.

33 posted on 05/30/2005 12:26:16 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
..That's a given.

Plausible Deniability is a good thing for the agency!
34 posted on 05/30/2005 12:29:47 AM PDT by Pro-Bush (Can't afford Medical care? Thank an illegal alien.)
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To: HAL9000
The Runaway Dictator

Leni

35 posted on 05/30/2005 2:02:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal ("The Marines keep coming. We are shooting, but the Marines won't stop !" (Fallujah Terrorists)
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To: HAL9000

Cement shoes perhaps?.....


36 posted on 05/30/2005 3:08:07 AM PDT by Route101
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ping to another member of the Hugo Chavez Fan Club.


37 posted on 05/30/2005 3:23:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius; HAL9000

What a shame.

I'm sure he'll turn up like a bad penny always does.


38 posted on 05/30/2005 3:29:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: HAL9000
"prior international commitments with the World Volleyball League," Communications Minister Andres Izarra said during a brief appearance on state-owned Venezolana de Television.

This guy should try out for newscaster for the Comedy Channel.

"In other news the Chinese Prime Minister cancelled his television appearance to honor previous contracts with the International Cow Dung Heaving Association." ;-)
39 posted on 05/30/2005 3:39:40 AM PDT by cgbg (When do I wake up from this socialist nightmare?)
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To: HAL9000
Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel announced at the last minute Saturday that Chavez would not be taking part in the march.

Any relation to Charles Rangel?

40 posted on 05/30/2005 4:00:44 AM PDT by GWB00
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To: HAL9000

Here's hoping.

(wink)


41 posted on 05/30/2005 4:11:08 AM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: HAL9000

Someone PLEASE present Chavez with an AK-47 so that he can kill himself as Allende of Chile did with the AK Castro gave him...


42 posted on 05/30/2005 4:42:40 AM PDT by donozark (Restraining orders are just another way of saying I love you.)
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