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  • The agony of Hugo Chavez: details emerge of his final days

    03/09/2013 10:57:44 AM PST · by libstripper · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar. 9, 2013 | Marianna Parraga
    Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slid into a coma the day before he died of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs, sources say. Chavez's precise condition was one of the world's best-kept secrets since his cancer was announced in June 2011. Since his death this week, however, details have emerged of the 58-year-old president's battle with cancer and the last moments in the hospital with close family and senior aides.

    05/10/2012 10:33:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 117 replies
    Free Republic -- AmericanInTokyo ^ | 11 May 2012 | AmericanInTokyo
    Looks like the end is drawing near, and one can smell sulphur. I will guess first. (Location is optional but I put one down anyway). Please join, too.
  • Hugo Chavez looks to God as cancer clouds future

    05/07/2012 2:17:18 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 44 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 5/7/2012 | yahoo news
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ó Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has spent much of his career praising the socialist ideas of famed atheists such as Karl Marx and Fidel Castro. Now in the thick of a prolonged battle against cancer, however, the leftist leader is drawing inspiration from a spiritual leader: Jesus Christ. Chavez has been praying for divine intervention during increasingly infrequent appearances on television, holding up a crucifix while vowing to overcome his illness. He says living with cancer has made him "more Christian," talk that has spurred speculation that cancer might cut short his bid for re-election in October....
  • Talk of Chavez cancer downturn rattles Venezuela

    05/04/2012 11:23:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2012 | Andrew Cawthorne
    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's absence from the spotlight, his creation of a formal advisory committee, and media leaks of medical details are feeding speculation of a downturn in his nearly year-long battle with cancer. With a presidential election looming for October 7 in the OPEC nation ruled by Chavez since 1999, Venezuelans are obsessively focused on his condition and fretting about the consequences of a possible succession struggle. Should the rumors be true - and they are fiercely denied by government officials - an end to the Chavez era would shake Venezuela and have major repercussions around...
  • Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe reportedly critical in Singapore

    04/09/2012 10:10:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 96 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 9, 2012 | Christopher Szabo
    Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 88, is fighting for his life in a Singapore hospital after handing over power to Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa. The Australian said Mugabe was undergoing intensive treatment in a hospital in Singapore. Some of his family members joined him Saturday. When Mugabe was admitted to hospital has not been announced. There has been no official announcement of Mugabeís illness, but the Zimbabwe Mail, reported his Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU)-Patriotic Front (PF) party is pressing for early elections. A cabinet meeting set for today has also been postponed, the Mail said.
  • Reflective Chavez weeps at Mass in Venezuela

    04/05/2012 11:00:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 6, 2012 12:18am EDT | Daniel Wallis
    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass on Thursday after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment. He says the latest surgery was successful, that he is recovering well and will be fit to win a new six-year term at an election in October. Yet big questions remain about his future, and on...