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Venezuela denies rumors Chavez died in Cuba
Reuters ^ | April 23, 2012 | Anthony Boadle

Posted on 04/23/2012 12:18:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CARACAS (Reuters) - Officials in President Hugo Chavez's government denied rumors that the leftist leader may have died while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba six months ahead of an election in South America's top oil exporter.

In the nine days since he left for Havana to have two final radiation sessions for an undisclosed cancer, Chavez has only addressed Venezuelans by short messages on Twitter to cheer supporters and hail the advances of his socialist "revolution."

His unusually long silence - during previous trips to Cuba the verbose Chavez has made phone calls to state television - has stirred speculation about his health and doubts over his condition as he campaigns for re-election in an October 7 vote.

In the past, Havana published pictures and video of him meeting his mentor, former Cuba leader Fidel Castro. There have been no images released from this visit, so far.

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1 posted on 04/23/2012 12:18:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Twitter reporting that this MORNING FT I think the dude is ailing or at death door that I gather


2 posted on 04/23/2012 12:21:55 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Venezuelans should consider themselves lucky to be governed by twitter rather than being governed, as we Americans are, by twits and nitwits.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 12:25:16 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s dead, Jim.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s had so much radiation probably looks like a raisin.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 12:25:58 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There’s a simple explanation........he’s sleeping...........really soundly............


6 posted on 04/23/2012 12:26:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He is not dead. On good authority that GOD has not yet made is spot in Hell hot enough....


7 posted on 04/23/2012 12:26:31 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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8 posted on 04/23/2012 12:27:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he’ll be smelling sulfer before George W.Bush.That’s one less Commie Rat in the Western Hemispere.At least I can hope.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 12:27:43 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Paladin2

Pining for fjords.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 12:28:12 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Paladin2

Pining for the fjords.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: Free ThinkerNY
They forwarded him to Haiti so pretty soon he should be undead.
12 posted on 04/23/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: puppypusher

Haven’t seen any “Miss me yet?” billboards with ‘Ugo on them. Maybe a FReeper can do a parody.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 12:28:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We all die.

Dictators just get a happier reaction when they croak.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 12:31:44 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He tweeted that he was really a fan of Ozzie Guillen.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 12:34:59 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have the strange feeling this thread is about to turn into a Weekend At Bernie’s photoshop contest...


16 posted on 04/23/2012 12:37:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess this means Holder still allows him to vote for Obama in November’s election. /s


17 posted on 04/23/2012 12:38:38 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I lost my father to cancer back in February, swore then I wouldn’t want that on my worst enemy.

That being said I hope he felt a little regret that some of the best doctors in the world are up here in the “Land of Satan” and he removed that option for help himself.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BikerJoe

Beautiful plumage, tho.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 12:40:14 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: lurk

>> We all die. Dictators just get a happier reaction when they croak.

When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices;
when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

— Proverbs 11:10


20 posted on 04/23/2012 12:42:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Abathar

Can you imagine the state of health care in Venezuela that he had to go to Cuba for treatment? My God!


21 posted on 04/23/2012 12:43:10 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He has a cold.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As long as everyone is getting in their PhotoShop requests, I’d like to see Hugo on Dancing With The Stars and his partner is either Hillary or Nancy doing some flamboyant Latin America dance like the Cucuracha Stomp. Can you make that happen?


23 posted on 04/23/2012 12:46:06 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Old tyrants don’t die—they just smell that way.
The corpse, the corpse, the corpse. Sulphur.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 12:47:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chavez was crying: Don’t let me die, I got things to do!


25 posted on 04/23/2012 12:49:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Psalm 127:1)
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To: Abathar

And I’m truly sorry for the loss of your father. May God receive his soul. I’m certain you will see him again.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 12:51:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Abathar

Re: I lost my father to cancer back in February, swore then I wouldn’t want that on my worst enemy.


27 posted on 04/23/2012 12:52:02 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: Abathar

it was just astonishing he did this in cuba to start with. He could have gone to spain, possibly, with a lower degree of embarrassment and still had access to much better quality of care. Hell CASTRO went to spain, iirc.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: xp38

Maybe. Could be the Kremlin Flu.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: onedoug

Thank you for those words. We own a family business and I’ve worked side by side with since I was a little kid, over 30 years now.

I still don’t think it has hit me yet.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: jesseam

I meant to add that God rest your father


31 posted on 04/23/2012 12:56:02 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: onedoug
"Can you imagine the state of health care in Venezuela that he had to go to Cuba for treatment?"

I'd guess that he doesn't trust Venezuelan medicos.

32 posted on 04/23/2012 12:56:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dayglored
Beautiful plumage, tho.

LOL!
33 posted on 04/23/2012 12:59:20 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: onedoug
"Can you imagine the state of health care in Venezuela that he had to go to Cuba for treatment? My God!"

I hear people like Sean Penn and Michal Moore touting how good their healthcare is all the time but I highly doubt it myself. Without the money for the latest generation of equipment there is no way it comes close to what we have here, just that it's free.

What a price you have to pay for that free though...

34 posted on 04/23/2012 1:02:00 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hugo... Satan is preparing a spot for you... next to OBL and Lenin!!


35 posted on 04/23/2012 1:03:13 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Hugo, since you’re going to kick the bucket anyway, can we have your oil?

Obama won’t let us have or own.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 1:03:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: lurk

There once was man named Chavez
Whose head was attached like a Pez.
They flipped back his neck
for quick cancer check
Now nobody cares what he says.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 1:07:22 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

A communist git from Caracas,
Known throughout all the world as a jackass;
..Went to Heaven, not Hell
..Walked up, rang the bell,
And St. Pete kicked him in the maracas.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 1:23:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: WoofDog123

He may be in Spain or even Rochester Mn?


39 posted on 04/23/2012 1:23:56 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: WoofDog123

He may be in Spain or even Rochester Mn?


40 posted on 04/23/2012 1:24:55 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: onedoug
Can you imagine the state of health care in Venezuela that he had to go to Cuba for treatment?

More likely he does not trust Venezuelan health care professionals who are not from the dispossessed classes to look out for his......{ahem}....health and longevity during a hospital stay in Caracas.
41 posted on 04/23/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SevenofNine

SOCIALISM IS DYING RIGHT ALONG WITH HIM.


42 posted on 04/23/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT by spawn44
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It's all capitalist lies ... I'm going to Disneyland!

43 posted on 04/23/2012 1:40:02 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: tumblindice

Bravo Sir.

There once once was fat Venezuelan
whose liver and lungs were a failin’
Said his buddy Fidel
I’m not feeling well”
That’s two less Commie scumbags a wailin’


44 posted on 04/23/2012 1:41:12 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

A fat commmie rat named hugo
Said stealing is one thing I do know
But his anus got cancer
He went to cuba for answers
And they whittled away on his culo


45 posted on 04/23/2012 1:47:28 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dirt Nappers Gone Wild!

Fidel,
Now Hugo..
Oh the agony..


46 posted on 04/23/2012 1:54:49 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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(...six months ahead of an election in South America’s top oil exporter.)

There are better ways than Reuter’s to describe Venezuela. The words “South America’s basket case”, or “South America’s Zimbabwe” come to mind...to be joined shortly by Bolivia and Argentina who deserve honorable mentions. Poor Chile is getting to be surrounded by losers.


47 posted on 04/23/2012 2:03:33 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: spawn44

Well haven’t hear anything on Twitter JUST YET I keep eye on it I think he is ailing tha reason is he hasn’t been seen in public

Hint hint Russia leader funeral anybody LOL!


48 posted on 04/23/2012 2:09:36 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: WoofDog123

Not so sure he would be welcome in Spain, either. It was, IIRC, the Spanish king Juan Carlos who said to Chavez in a meeting in Chile, “Why don’t you just shut up!”

That Hugo is just a zany character.


49 posted on 04/23/2012 2:17:15 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: SevenofNine

We can only hope for the worst.


50 posted on 04/23/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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