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Hugo Chavez’s health unknown as Venezuela Gov’t is cryptic over status
Posted By AIM Newswire On January 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am In AIM Newswire | No Comments
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans are very confused over the current health status of their president Hugo Chavez. Hugo Chavez, the longtime president of Venezuela since 1999, has been invisible to the Venezuelan public ever since he went to Cuba to undergo another round of cancer treatments.
The Venezuelan government has had an interesting time in spinning news reports and updates to the Venezuelan people over the health status of their president, some who love him and some who despise him. Information Minister Ernesto Villegas and Vice President Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’s appointed heir to the presidency, have had a tough time in addressing Venezeulan concerns over their sick president.
Instead of addressing the rumors and reports head on, they’ve decided to give cryptic and almost nondescript updates to the public on almost a daily basis. Venezuelans are thoroughly confused over the reports and how vague they are, leaving most of them disagreeing with each other over Chavez’s health.
According to Reuters, the news reports from Villegas and Maduro are quite confusing. Some examples of confusing reports are, “President Chavez’s state of health continues to be delicate, presenting complications that are being attended in a process not exempt of risk”. Another reads “The patient (Hugo Chavez) is in a state of progressive and favorable recovery of the normal values of his vital signs”.
The January 7th announcement read, “The president finds himself in a stationary situation in relation to what was described in the most recent report,” it read. “Treatment is being applied permanently and rigorously, and the patient is assimilating it,” it added, without a word on what that treatment consisted of.
All in all, this seems to be another socialist-type experiment to stave off revolt, unrest and dissatisfaction. Josef Stalin’s USSR regime was notorious for such public statements, along with Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
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