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CNN Chile is apparently now reporting that Hugo Chavez has died


by Anonymousreply 7503/05/2013

Nothing on BBC World News Channel yet.

by Anonymousreply 102/27/2013

Good. He's dead.

by Anonymousreply 202/27/2013

What about Generalissimo Francisco Franco?

by Anonymousreply 302/27/2013

Still dead, according to Radio Madrid, R3.

by Anonymousreply 402/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 502/27/2013

Bye Bye Burdie

by Anonymousreply 602/27/2013

The article says he's been brain dead since Dec. 30 and his daughters had his life support disconnected four days ago.

by Anonymousreply 702/27/2013

Is this a good thing? Who is his successor?

by Anonymousreply 802/27/2013


by Anonymousreply 1002/27/2013

I think he'd picked out a successor and he did win the election just a few months ago so I doubt there's going to be any significant regime change since a slim majority of people voted him in.

by Anonymousreply 1102/27/2013

It's me, fuckers. Now you know... and they'll let me wear the red shoes!

by Anonymousreply 1202/27/2013

[quote]The article says he's been brain dead since Dec. 30

I read that here on DL in early January.

by Anonymousreply 1302/27/2013

R14's breasts are so waxy with rage.

by Anonymousreply 1502/27/2013

r14, it must be terrible to be so ignorant.

by Anonymousreply 1602/27/2013

waxy and crimson with rage.

by Anonymousreply 1702/27/2013

This is a picture that is circulating, purporting to be Chavez dead. We cannot independently verify it,

by Anonymousreply 1802/27/2013

There are persistent rumors that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is dead, with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro adding to the speculation with a letter speaking of Chavez’ “absence.”

For weeks, Chavez has not been heard from, following a series of cancer treatments in Cuba. Earlier reports from Havana said he was fighting a respiratory infection that had developed after his fourth cancer surgery.

Ads by GoogleSilversea Luxury Cruises Travel in Luxury. Silver Spirit® Voted Best Ships 2012 by Frommer's. Best Skin Tighteners An Unbiased Review List of The Top Performing Skin Tighteners In 2013’ respiratory problem – referred to officially as “respiratory deficiency” – reportedly was due to a severe lung infection.

Chavez was first diagnosed with cancer in June 2011.

Castro sent an open letter to Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro that was published in the Cuban Communist Party’s Central Committee newspaper, Granma, reminiscing about when he first met Chavez in 1994.

The key words in the 350-word article were Castro’s observation that “however painful (Chavez’s) absence, all of you will be capable of continuing his work.”

Chavez may have died two weeks ago, when further public information about him stopped, according to Venezuelan opposition and intelligence sources.

However, the sources concede they have no confirmation. Chavez, who had won re-election, was due to be sworn in for another presidential term in mid-January. His absence created a mini-constitutional crisis

Opposition leaders have argued that since Chavez wasn’t sworn in for his new term, the Venezuelan Supreme Court should determine who is president.

The Spanish daily ABC had cited unnamed sources who say Chavez had been put into an induced coma and placed on life support.

Dr. Michael Pishvaian of the Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington, D.C., said respiratory infections could require antibiotics and supplemental oxygen.

“It could be a very ominous sign,” Pishvaian said, indicating that Chavez may have been on life support.

Other sources indicate that once put on life support following the type of cancer surgery Chavez had, along with respiratory complications, the chance of survival is slim.

Recent comments by members of Chavez’s family said he was stable, although Maduro insisted the Venezuelan president had “enormous strength.”

However, a doctor who is in contact with Chavez’s medical team said several weeks ago the Venezuelan president wasn’t responding to antibiotics, had a constant fever and hadn’t eaten solid food for weeks.

The doctor, Jose Rafael Marquina of Florida, said Chavez then was on life support and that the medical team was “only prolonging unnecessary suffering.” Marquina is an opponent of Chavez.

Chavez hasn’t been seen in public since his last surgery in Havana Dec. 11.

Until now, the government has been silent on the latest rumors of Chavez’s death, even though he had designated Maduro to succeed him.

Cuban officials also may be withholding information because of concern they would lose the significant influence they’ve acquired in Venezuela through Castro’s close relationship with Chavez.

Since there is no record that Chavez was sworn in for his new presidential term, the Venezuelan constitution requires the government to call for new elections.

Opposition leaders are demanding that the government provide more information about the condition of Chavez and want new elections.

U.S. officials say they are watching developments closely but would have no comment on reports the 58-year-old Venezuelan president had died.

by Anonymousreply 1902/27/2013

well.. this has been happening every month or so. The difference this time is that none of my Venezuelan friends are freaking out on Facebook right now

by Anonymousreply 2102/27/2013

Is his skin loose? Is Fidel Castro's? Is this an uncircumcised thing?

by Anonymousreply 2202/27/2013

So what did we decide? Did they prop him up at a table a la Evita?

by Anonymousreply 2302/28/2013

He was dead a long time ago. The Spanish prepare you for death...

Like CNN Peru reported...

Hugo is on the roof and we can't get him down...

by Anonymousreply 2403/01/2013

Now he won't return to The Good Wife.


by Anonymousreply 2503/01/2013

Best r1 ever.

by Anonymousreply 2603/01/2013


It's shaped like a penis and is by Pair-of-gays and U-R-Gay.

by Anonymousreply 2703/01/2013

I think he'd picked out a successor and he did win the election just a few months ago so I doubt there's going to be any significant regime change since a slim majority of people voted him in.t

R11, my dad lived in Spain under dictatorship of Franco until he was 17 years old. These ruthless criminals don't have elections. You vote for them else. Or your vote doesn't matter because these dictators get into power through corruption and force.

If he is dead that sounds like fantastic news, but unfortunately some other ruthless dictator will slither in to take over. t

by Anonymousreply 2803/01/2013

Fuck of r28. Chavez is not the enemy.

by Anonymousreply 2903/01/2013

R29, I'm not interested in having sex with you! I told you to stop stalking me.

by Anonymousreply 3003/01/2013

Chavez was okay, he hated Bush W, too.

by Anonymousreply 3103/01/2013

Chavez is a hero to many. He's not my enemy despite what our media tries to propagandize.

by Anonymousreply 3203/01/2013

Are you serious, OP?

by Anonymousreply 3303/01/2013

Not dead yet.

by Anonymousreply 3403/01/2013

That supposed death photo doesn't look like someone who's died of cancer. You end up becoming far more emaciated and looking like shit. But, he is probably on the way to dying of cancer.

Guess we can add him to the list of celebrities who died from smoking.

by Anonymousreply 3503/01/2013

What kind of cancer is he ill with, r35?

by Anonymousreply 3603/01/2013

We've not been told, r36, but it's supposedly in his "pelvic area".

by Anonymousreply 3703/01/2013

That means AIDS

by Anonymousreply 3803/01/2013

So why is some idiot poster above saying we need to add him to the dead smokers list?

by Anonymousreply 3903/01/2013

Why is some idiot above believing some other idiot above him that Chavez has AIDS?

by Anonymousreply 4003/01/2013

Most cites are saying he is not dead yet but may be very close to it.

by Anonymousreply 4103/01/2013

R35, people who die of cancer aren't necessarily emaciated. They now have appetite stimulating medication and better anti -nausea drugs than in the past. My obese aunt who died of ovarian cancer died obese. My dad who died of lung cancer never lost a lot of weight.

by Anonymousreply 4203/01/2013

Most cites. . . .

oh, Dear

by Anonymousreply 4303/01/2013

Too bad it aint HW

by Anonymousreply 4403/01/2013

Think it bothers him that he will die a non-legend, unlike Castro his beloved hero?

by Anonymousreply 4503/01/2013

It's Chile Today Hot Tamale.

by Anonymousreply 4603/01/2013

Still not dead?

by Anonymousreply 4703/02/2013

r45, I have a lot of problems with Hugo Chavez, but he is not a non-legend.

by Anonymousreply 4803/02/2013

Why won't he JUST DIE?????

by Anonymousreply 4903/02/2013

As he's lying there in his hospital bed what songs are playing on his iPod?

The Party's Over - Judy Holiday

Death March of A Marionette - 101 Strings

Til The End of Time - Perry Como

by Anonymousreply 5003/02/2013

It is THE Aids, as in: The King had the Aids in the Ukraine.

by Anonymousreply 5103/02/2013

He probably died like, last year, but they won't officially pronounce him dead TIL they turn off the machines

by Anonymousreply 5203/03/2013

Weekend at Bernie's: The Chavez Chronicles

by Anonymousreply 5303/03/2013

I have heard supposedly Hugo Chavez was? or is? bisexual and he had an affair with Fidel Castro. I have heard before Fidel is bisexual so I wasn't surprised.

by Anonymousreply 5403/03/2013

I heard he was also butt boy to Leonid Brezhnev and Pol Pot.

by Anonymousreply 5503/03/2013

I heard that Fidel had a thing going with Che Guevara.

by Anonymousreply 5603/03/2013

Very sad news if it's true. He wasn't perfect, but he was good to the poor. That's tops in my book.

I wouldn't be surprised if his problems originated with our CIA.

by Anonymousreply 5703/03/2013

And in other news Franco is still dead.

by Anonymousreply 5803/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 5903/03/2013

He's in ZsaZsaLand.

by Anonymousreply 6003/03/2013

Whenever I think of Chavez in relation to Castro, I remember Karl Marx's famous line about history repeating itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.

by Anonymousreply 6103/03/2013

Today, he's dead, according to the Miami Herald.

His VP reports.

by Anonymousreply 6203/05/2013


by Anonymousreply 6303/05/2013

Miami Herald reports...

by Anonymousreply 6403/05/2013

Didn't we like him at one point?

by Anonymousreply 6503/05/2013

Confirmed now???

by Anonymousreply 6603/05/2013

See ya later

by Anonymousreply 6703/05/2013

So this time he is really and sincerely dead!

by Anonymousreply 6803/05/2013

I heard he had an affair with Desi Arnaz.

by Anonymousreply 6903/05/2013

He was the threesome with Leonardo DiCaprio and Lukas Haas.

by Anonymousreply 7003/05/2013

They can predict the future! Who's next, CNN Chile?

by Anonymousreply 7103/05/2013

You think we can send a drone to take out all the despots that will be at his funeral?

by Anonymousreply 7203/05/2013

Do we know what he thought of AnnE Hathaway winning the Oscar?

by Anonymousreply 7303/05/2013

R73 He voted for Sofia Vergara

by Anonymousreply 7403/05/2013

Have you heard about Hugo and Kim?

by Anonymousreply 7503/05/2013
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