Skip to comments.Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffers cancer relapse, names potential successor
Posted on 12/09/2012 4:39:53 PM PST by BenLurkin
In the clearest indicator yet that Chavez's health problems could spell an end to his tumultuous years at the helm of the OPEC nation, he said supporters should vote for Vice-President Nicolas Maduro if a new election had to be held.
His departure would trigger an election and mark the end of an era for the Latin American left, depriving them of one of their most acerbic voices.
A clutch of nations in the region, from Cuba and Nicaragua to Bolivia and Ecuador, depend on Chavez's oil-fuelled generosity to bolster their fragile economies.
An unruly transition from Chavez's highly centralized rule could also raise the specter of political instability in Venezuela, which holds the world's largest crude oil reserves.
The president's allies lack the charisma that has made him one of the world's most recognizable leaders and most fierce critics of Washington and may struggle to control his unwieldy coalition of military leaders and leftist activists.
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It won’t matter who the opposition puts up because their elections are rigged like ours.
I smell sufre
He might be bendable if the oposition wins enough congressional seats (or whatever they call them)
Of course they might cheat on those too.
I’m still holding out hope to see Chavez hanging from a lamppost like a Christmas ornament. Same for the Castro bro’s.
Hasta la vista, dipwads!
Chavez’s health problems
and Obama is deeply saddened.
“It won’t matter...”
...Exactly! This is all a show. Whoever they want to win will get 120% of the vote.
He looks like one of the sons of Saddam Hussein.
I think el diablo is smelling Chavez...?
Die Hugo, just die. We’ll sort it out.
I smell sulphur.
Unlike our own Maximum Leader, Hugo Chavez has come to the realization that he is, after all, only mortal...
Bronco Bama still has a couple of lessons that life has yet to teach him. Sadly, these lessons will only come after the mischief has been done.
Naming one’s successor is a dicey proposition at best. Fortunately, a man’s ego dies with him.
Hugo’s cancer is back in full gear?
Gosh ya gotta hope he is in a whole lot of pain.
If I was very rich and had a serious cancer diagnosis would I choose Havana Hospital or Sloan-Kettering?
“He looks like one of the sons of Saddam Hussein.”
Bye, Hugo. Please take Fidel with you.
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