Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's Never the Cancer that Kills You...

from The Telegraph
Hugo Chavez, who has been fighting cancer, was rushed to a military hospital for emergency care following kidney failure, according to reports.

The leftist, staunchly anti-US stalwart Chavez went into the Military Hospital in Caracas on Tuesday morning, the report on the newspaper's website said, citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the case.

"He was in fairly serious overall condition," a source told the Miami-based Spanish-language daily. "When he arrived, he was in quite serious shape and that is why he was brought in for emergency care."

Venezuela's Information Minister Andres Izarra appeared to deny the report in a posting on the micro-blogging website Twitter.

"Those who should be admitted are the journalists of the Nuevo Herald, except into a madhouse (instead of a hospital)," Izarra tweeted, without providing further details.

On Sunday, Chavez sought to assure Venezuelans he was healthy, telling them that cancer-fighting chemotherapy treatment has not left him with any debilitating side effects.


  1. When Chavez makes his final exit, I most certainly will not shed a single tear.

  2. Nor will freedom loving peoples, anywhere.

  3. Is he on steroids?

    My cousin's face swelled up like that when she was taking steroids for metastatic breast cancer that got to her brain.

  4. He might me. I'm not sure what cancer treatment he's getting, and what "side effects" they may have been atempting to mitigate.

  5. Bubbly? Check

    Confetti? Check

    Trick candles? Check, check, check!

    But what would he be replaced by though? I hope for Leopoldo Lopez personally.

  6. He IS running... provided he doesn't have an "accident" or becomes a "murder victim" before the next election.