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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffers cancer relapse, names potential successor
Tiems fo India ^ | Dec 9, 2012, 06.20 PM IST

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: chavezcancer; chavezsuccessor; hugochavez; nicolasmaduro

1 posted on 12/09/2012 4:40:02 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

L-R Hussein, Nicolas Maduro, Chavez
2 posted on 12/09/2012 4:43:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

It won’t matter who the opposition puts up because their elections are rigged like ours.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 4:43:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
The new guy looks like a weakling/bully type. He may be reachable....by other means....
4 posted on 12/09/2012 4:46:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

I smell sufre


5 posted on 12/09/2012 4:48:45 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: BenLurkin

He might be bendable if the oposition wins enough congressional seats (or whatever they call them)

Of course they might cheat on those too.


6 posted on 12/09/2012 4:49:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

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!


7 posted on 12/09/2012 4:49:49 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: BenLurkin

Chavez’s health problems

and Obama is deeply saddened.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 4:50:05 PM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: GeronL

“It won’t matter...”

...Exactly! This is all a show. Whoever they want to win will get 120% of the vote.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 4:50:10 PM PST by albie
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To: BenLurkin

He looks like one of the sons of Saddam Hussein.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 4:51:52 PM PST by thecodont
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To: albie

bump


11 posted on 12/09/2012 4:56:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

I think el diablo is smelling Chavez...?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 4:58:30 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Leep
Old Nick is firing up the grill....
13 posted on 12/09/2012 5:14:47 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Die Hugo, just die. We’ll sort it out.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 5:25:44 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: BenLurkin

I smell sulphur.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 7:03:08 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: bikerman

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.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 7:09:51 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: BenLurkin

Soooo,
Hugo’s cancer is back in full gear?
Gosh ya gotta hope he is in a whole lot of pain.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 5:36:12 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: BenLurkin

If I was very rich and had a serious cancer diagnosis would I choose Havana Hospital or Sloan-Kettering?


18 posted on 12/10/2012 7:21:24 AM PST by AU72
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To: thecodont

“He looks like one of the sons of Saddam Hussein.”


Nah, he’s not a Kentucky Democrat.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 7:29:54 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: BenLurkin

Bye, Hugo. Please take Fidel with you.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 8:25:06 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: BenLurkin

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

—Proverbs 16:18


21 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:47 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: AU72
"If I was very rich and had a serious cancer diagnosis would I choose Havana Hospital or Sloan-Kettering?"

They stay at Havana Hospital but fly in the best doctors from around the world.

Last time Fidel had some relapse, I think they called in French doctors.

22 posted on 12/10/2012 6:53:28 PM PST by hummingbird
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