Thursday, September 29, 2011

Health of Chavez Takes a Turn for the Worse

Part of an ABC News article: That’s what a Miami newspaper [also the Telegraph (U.K.), which added the detail of kidney failure] reported today. El Nuevo Herald quoted sources in Caracas as saying he was admitted to a military hospital in the city on Tuesday.

Not true, says Chavez. He appeared in front of the cameras today to dismiss the reports in his own inimitable way.

Quoting from the newspaper report, the Venezuelan leader said, “The sources, who spoke under condition of anonymity’ – Ha! How original – ‘indicated that the governor [correction: president of Venezuela] was admitted on Tuesday morning to the military hospital after suffering a general disequilibrium in his physical state.’”

Laughing, he continued: “Another source saw me leaving here. In a bad state, heading for the hospital. It’s like a novel, this.”

Chavez has recently undergone several rounds of chemotherapy in Havana....

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