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Normality Reigns in Venezuela, Minister Assures (Chavez sick or dead?)
Prensa Latina ^ | May 30

Posted on 05/30/2005 4:26:56 PM PDT by baystaterebel

Caracas, May 30 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela´s Communication and Information Minister Andres Izarra assured Monday normality is reigning in the country and President Hugo is perfectly well and working on his agenda.

In telephone statements for Globovision, Izarra denied rumors questioning Chavez´ health after not attending a march in Caracas Saturday, and suspending his habitual Sunday program Alo Presidente.

Izarra said that once informed of the situation, the president asked him to contact those in Miraflores and say he was fine.

Chavez is "simply spending time with his family, as is the right of any human being. Nothing out of the ordinary is happening," the minister stated, noting those rumors probably came from sectors interested in destabilizing the population.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chavez; heisdead; hugochavez; latinamerica; turass; venezuela
News making the rounds in blogville is that something strange is going on in Venezuela concerning Hugo Chavez. Rumors from heart attack to death are being murmured. Could Communication and Information Minister Andres Izarra be the Latino version of Baghdad Bob?
1 posted on 05/30/2005 4:26:56 PM PDT by baystaterebel
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To: baystaterebel

How very curious.


2 posted on 05/30/2005 4:28:08 PM PDT by prion (Yes, as a matter of fact, I AM the spelling police)
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To: baystaterebel

Let me come right out and say it: I hope he is in heaven now. Or where ever!


4 posted on 05/30/2005 4:30:29 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: baystaterebel

Ah.. Baghdad Bob... how I miss him.


5 posted on 05/30/2005 4:30:52 PM PDT by Accygirl
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To: baystaterebel

“Chavez sick or dead?”

I’ll hope for the latter.


6 posted on 05/30/2005 4:32:12 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: baystaterebel

Shades of Arafart from last November.


7 posted on 05/30/2005 4:33:08 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Accygirl

I wonder whatever happened to him?


8 posted on 05/30/2005 4:33:42 PM PDT by monkeywrench (http://ciudadano.presidencia.gob.mx/peticion/peticion.htm -Tell Vicente)
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To: baystaterebel

Believe it or not, yesterday they said he was attending a volleyball tournament!

Now he's "spending time with his family." Hopefully, with the ones in the family crypt.


9 posted on 05/30/2005 4:33:44 PM PDT by livius
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To: baystaterebel

Chavez sleeps with the fishes? Too bad he didn't take Mugabe [spit] with him.


10 posted on 05/30/2005 4:35:46 PM PDT by Petronski (A champion of dance, my moves will put you in a trance, and I never leave the disco alone.)
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To: baystaterebel

Actually, I have it from a very good source that he died from stupidity.


11 posted on 05/30/2005 4:35:50 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: baystaterebel

Too good to be true?


12 posted on 05/30/2005 4:37:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: baystaterebel

Definitely an assignment for the D.C. Park Police.


13 posted on 05/30/2005 4:37:24 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: baystaterebel

LOL like what's in the parenthesis!


14 posted on 05/30/2005 4:37:59 PM PDT by cyborg (I am ageless through the power of the Lord God.)
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To: baystaterebel

Everything is fine. El Presidente is in the palace right now working on his agenda. There is no hearse behind me.


15 posted on 05/30/2005 4:41:43 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: baystaterebel

"All is well! ALLLLL ISSSS WELLLLLLLLLL!!!!!"

16 posted on 05/30/2005 4:41:49 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Proud RUB)
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To: baystaterebel

This may just be something out of Basic Dictatorship 101. They often stage mysterious disappearances for a few days or a week to encourage the discontented to foolishly act out. Once they show their hand, it is easy for the dictator to pop back in and eliminate them. It is popular way to manage dissenting opinion when you are a murderous scoundrel.


17 posted on 05/30/2005 4:42:04 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: John Jorsett
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18 posted on 05/30/2005 4:42:08 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: baystaterebel

Free Venezuela bump.


19 posted on 05/30/2005 4:44:07 PM PDT by davetex (hippies and rinos stink, no really I'm not joking.)
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To: ARCADIA
This may just be something out of Basic Dictatorship 101.

Good point. He's done this before, IIRC - there is some suspicion that the 2002 attempt to overturn him had basically been orchestrated by him to root out his enemies.

He's probably off visiting some fellow dictator somewhere - Cuba, NK, Iran, take your pick.

20 posted on 05/30/2005 4:45:42 PM PDT by livius
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To: jocon307

"I hope he is in heaven now.'

He is a communist, usually they go to the other stop on the train.


21 posted on 05/30/2005 4:47:47 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: livius

" He's probably off visiting some fellow dictator somewhere - Cuba, NK, Iran, take your pick."

The Hillary in 2008 headquarters.


22 posted on 05/30/2005 4:49:15 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
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To: baystaterebel

Castro used his secret police to take over. Chavez will be put on trial for being a yankee pawn. It could happen!


23 posted on 05/30/2005 4:58:24 PM PDT by Righty_McRight
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Definitely a possibility. Probably accompanied by Jimmeh.

Unfortunately, however, HAL just posted this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1413398/posts

It appears that our boy has turned up again, alive and well on VZ television.


24 posted on 05/30/2005 4:59:04 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
there is some suspicion that the 2002 attempt to overturn him had basically been orchestrated by him to root out his enemies.

I personally don’t believe that. I saw the duplicate and read his “note” of resignation. It was printed in a style of a second grader. He couldn’t keep his left and right margins straight, and the lines were crooked. At the last moment, he decided it needed his presidential “shield,” or what ever it was suppose to be, but there was no room at the top for the entire depiction of the shield, so the top of the shield went off the page. I’m telling you. This man is uneducated and dumber than dirt.

25 posted on 05/30/2005 5:00:51 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: livius

That is, he tried to "draw" in the shield at the top of the page. It was hilarious.


26 posted on 05/30/2005 5:04:13 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: baystaterebel

Back in the days of the Soviet Union, when a member of the polit bureau disappeared from sight, TASS would announce that he has a "cold". Then he has "pneumonia". Then the member will be buried last month.


27 posted on 05/30/2005 5:18:17 PM PDT by ol' hoghead (If Islam is the ROP, why do Moslems cut our throats and blaspheme saying "Allah akbar"?)
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To: baystaterebel
...normality is reigning in the country

Maybe Hugo's scientists have developed an infinite improbability drive?

28 posted on 05/30/2005 5:23:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife


29 posted on 05/30/2005 5:27:20 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Make all taxes truly voluntary)
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To: ol' hoghead

That bug might be still going around - commiepneumania.


30 posted on 05/30/2005 5:38:34 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeePeee!)
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To: baystaterebel
Chavez is "simply spending time with his family, as is the right of any human being. Nothing out of the ordinary is happening,"

Can you imagine the response of the MSM if Bush's spokesman came out with this type of wtatement?

31 posted on 05/30/2005 5:39:06 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: LdSentinal

Geeze, you don't think Arafat gave him the HIV worm? I bet that would make Castro nervous!


32 posted on 05/30/2005 5:41:55 PM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: monkeywrench

I believe that he has a job with an Arab news network. Just goes to show you.. the media and their high standards.


33 posted on 05/30/2005 7:16:42 PM PDT by Accygirl
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

...but he was too dumb to know it?


34 posted on 05/30/2005 7:21:26 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
This man is uneducated and dumber than dirt.

He is, but he makes up for it by being crazy.

35 posted on 05/30/2005 8:05:37 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

There is nothing more dangerous than a stupid person who thinks he’s smart. I think we’ve all witness this throughout our lives.

Ignorance is salvageable. Stupidity is forever.


36 posted on 05/31/2005 5:43:47 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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