Skip to comments.Raid on home of Twitter user suspected of spreading Chávez health rumours
Posted on 01/07/2013 8:15:43 PM PST by BenLurkin
Venezuelan intelligence officers have raided the home of a Twitter user suspected of spreading destabilising rumours about the health of Hugo Chávez ahead of an inauguration that the ailing president looks increasingly unlikely to attend.
The team of Sebin (Bolivarian National Intelligence Service) officers confiscated several computers from Medina's home in Valencia on Sunday night, according to domestic newspapers.
Analysts on the state-backed channel Telesur claimed the government was under information attack. "This is an information war. All through the Bolivarian revolution you have seen this sustained information war. Twitter and the social networks are just extensions of this war," said Cuban journalist and editor of Cubadebate, Rosa Miriam Elizalde.
"We have to confront this impressive power on social networks that is able to destroy the consciousness of a people with ill-intentioned and misconstrued news," added Piedad Córdoba, a Colombian activist and long-time Chávez ally.
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Our Dear Leader must envy the Chavez Regime so much!
An inauguration for Mr Chavez seems a bit superfluous.
A little pick-me-up before he assumes tomb temperature, I suppose.
Even on their death beds the tyrants still have control.
Somebody put a bullet in this POS’s head already.
Venezuela is a case to study, since Obama is a big Chavez fan.
They want to be the *right* people in the face of communism. Those who toed the party line always did get the goodies...
some of the best Venezuela bloggers have already left the country
Hugo Chavez entered in recent days in an induced coma , with very weak vital signs, maintained through the artificial assistance procured the Havana hospital where he was admitted. Sources consulted by ABC said Monday that it had scheduled a next power of artificial support extending the life of the Venezuelan president . That disconnect, with results expected to die , could occur at any time.IOW, very bad shape.
Venezuelan officials say Chavez is still alive, although they seem to be preparing the country for the news of the death of the Bolivarian leader . His son and Minister of Science and Technology, Jorge Arreaza , said Chavez had reached the end of the year "calm and st@ble" . Meanwhile, Venezuelan Vice President, Nicolas Maduro , said Sunday that his situation was "delicate" .
For several days, the health of Chavezis considered critical , with its vital functions artificially asisted following the operation he underwent on December 11 due to advanced cancer suffering and postoperative complications caused by infection .
With constant fever, loss of consciousness and the antibotics unanswered, Chavez came to the end of the year in intensive care, without eating anything solid since undergoing surgery three weeks ago, and due to intravenous feeding, extraction of about half a meter of intestine, according to intelligence sources with access to his medical team. Also his respiratory functions were artificially assisted after tracheotomy which was required by an infection that led to the retention of fluid in the lungs. That picture is completed with renal insufficiency.
In the operation conducted on 11 to remove her four crops of pelvis and bowel cancer , Venezuelan President were extracted 43.4 inches of small intestine. A biopsy conducted during surgery also detected cancer cells in the inner walls of the intestine and the bladder.
The operation, performed by a medical team arrived in Russia specifically, with the assistance of Cuban doctors also found that bone metastases and spinal cord was progressing steadily. Normally this would have probably required an upcoming bone marrow transplant, but his condition deteriorated and so has not allowed more surgery.
What do you think will happen within Venezuela if/when he dies (assuming it’s within days)?
Elections if before the 10th, after the 10th I think the government picks a successor.