06/12/2012

Venezuelans Are Kept Guessing About President Hugo Chávez’s Health


Sergei Sereda of ITAR-TASS writes from Caracas: The health of President Hugo Chávez is a hot subject in Venezuela these days. After he suddenly left for Cuba to have medical treatment, the locals came up with all sorts of reasons why Chávez had left for the Island of Freedom once again.

Hugo Chávez

According to the official version, Chávez went to Cuba to have hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This is a treatment involving the use of oxygen under high pressure in hyperbaric altitude chambers.

In June 2011, Chávez was operated in Havana to remove a cancerous growth and had four courses Chavez heads back to Cuba for medical treatment (latino.foxnews.com) of chemotherapy.

The Coat of arms of Venezuela
The Coat of arms of Venezuela (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
He then announced that he was free of the disease  However, several months later  Hugo Chavez heading to Cuba for more treatment (cbsnews.com)  after a follow-up examination doctors found a new growth in the pelvis area – the same place where an earlier cancerous growth had been removed. Venezuelans left guessing as Chavez resumes treatment in Cuba (caribbean360.com).
English: CARACAS. With President of Venezuela ...
English: CARACAS. With President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez. Русский: КАРАКАС. С Президентом Венесуэлы Уго Чавесом. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Then he had a course of radiotherapy, regularly visiting Cuba, and in early July- when talking with journalists – stated that he ‘was totally cured of cancer’. And now Chavez has gone to the same clinic in Cuba once again. Chavez Back To Cuba For Treatment (eurasiareview.com).
Chávez visiting the USS Yorktown, a US Navy sh...
Chávez visiting the USS Yorktown, a US Navy ship docked at Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles, in 2002. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Nicholas Maduro, Vice-President, said that Chávez ‘felt very good’.
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The Vice-President criticised the Venezuelan opposition  Venezuela's Vice-President Demands "Respect" for Chávez's Health (venezuelanalysis.com) who in his words, ‘only wish him (Chavez) bad things.’  ‘On behalf of our victorious nation we demand that our President be respected’, Maduro said.
English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. At a joint press...
English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. At a joint press-conference with President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So are we approaching the end of the Chavez reign in Venezuela? Chavez is synonymous with the Venezuelan Revolution. If he dies, will it survive? Venezuelans are holding their breath. A post made earlier over on Stirring Trouble Internationally news and current affairs Venezuelans Are Kept Guessing About President Hugo Chávez’s Health (stirringtroubleinternationally.com).
English: Signature of Hugo Chavez
English: Signature of Hugo Chavez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
And also Hugo Chavez heading to Cuba for more treatment (utsandiego.com) is another article related to this topic. To read the original complete article by Sergei Sereda go over to Stirring trouble Internationally.

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