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Weekend at Hugo's: AP Misses That Chavez Decree Was Supposedly Signed in Caracas
NewsBusters ^ | January 17, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 01/17/2013 8:10:27 AM PST by PJ-Comix

Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!

But is Presidente Hugo Chavez of Venezuela still alive? In what might be a case of life imitating art, could the vice-president of Venezuela be attempting to replicate "Weekend At Bernie's?" To refresh your memory of that entertaining comedy movie, two young insurance executives are desperate to maintain the fiction that their boss, Bernie, is still alive at his beach house. The Venezuelan vice-president, Nicolas Maduro, is now ruling Venezuela in Hugo Chavez's absence especially since he was given the blessing as El Commandante's successor in December when we knew for sure that Chavez was still alive. However, the big question is if Chavez is still alive.

The Associated Press seems to think so based on their story that Chavez signed a decree naming a new Venezuelan foreign minister. However, the AP missed that the decree stated that it was signed on January 15 in Caracas (yellow highlight in photo below the fold) when we know that Chavez (or his body) has been in Cuba for weeks. Here is the AP report that failed to note this big descrepancy:

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: associatedpress; hugochavez; venezuela
He may be dead...but he's the life of the socialist party!
1 posted on 01/17/2013 8:10:32 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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Will Obama be rushing down to sleep with, er, meet his ‘friend’?

2 posted on 01/17/2013 8:18:59 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

3 posted on 01/17/2013 8:38:04 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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