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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.


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KEYWORDS: chavez; heisdead; hugochavez; latinamerica; turass; venezuela
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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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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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