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    Default Speculation on Hugo Chavez illness Update - Chavez Has Died 5.3.2013

    Speculation about Chavez has been mounting over the last few days and there are rumours tonight that he has died in Cuba.
    If so there could be major upheaval in Venezuela.
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    The tweet machine's going crazeee.
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    oh god..i hope its a lie.

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    RT @wikileaksar: NOW CONFIRMED! Argentinean Embassy Cable: Hugo Chavez died of heart attack yesterday in Cuba. 06/25/11 08:43AM 0438VZ/11

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    Could be another Thatcher moment though:

    But on Saturday Vice-President Jaua dismissed the speculation
    "The national and international press are rubbing their hands and rejoicing about the state of the president's health, even talking about the president's death, as they did back on April 11," he said - referring to the 2002 coup.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13918380

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    I'm sceptical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    I'm sceptical.
    Me too.
    Twitter doesn't have my vote of confidence.

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    Maybe it was the U.S. Navy Seals... buried at sea and all?

    Washington plans further actions against Venezuela

    The State Department said today that it is "seriously" considering classifying Venezuela as a "terrorist state"
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    Is Hugo Chavez dead?

    Probably not.

    Twitter is buzzing on the matter, but it's all apparently due to a Twitter account called Wikileaks Argentina, which has nothing to do with the actual Wikileaks, but has been tweeting the same Chavez death rumor since yesterday morning. And since it has Wikileaks in its handle, and since it uses the same icon as the actual Wikileaks account, it's suckering in a few people.
    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/is-hu...#ixzz1QQnRFAkw

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    It was inevitable that rumors about his 'death' would surface given the amount of speculation over the last week. It looks like a public appearance will be needed at this stage to put paid to them.
    This story more than likely was based on a report in Miami's El Nuevo Herald:
    "He is recovering," Information Minister Andres Izarra told AFP in the wake of a report by Miami's El Nuevo Herald citing unnamed US intelligence sources as saying the 56-year-old "is in critical condition -- not on the brink of death, but critical indeed."
    The newspaper also said the sources refused to comment on rumors in Venezuela that Chavez could be receiving treatment for prostate cancer.
    The Venezuelan government has not addressed details of Chavez's condition, and angry opposition lawmakers in Caracas say it is unconstitutional for the president to be governing from abroad.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/venezuelapoliticscubachavez

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    The notion that a strong leader is indispensable gains currency in direct proportion to the degree that a country is ruled by a dictator.
    Hugo Chavez' condition should be of no more concern or consequence than the health of the driver of the number 329 bus in Caracas.
    Last edited by Holly; 27-06-2011 at 02:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly View Post
    Hugo Chavez' condition should be of no more concern or consequence than the health of the driver of the number 329 bus in Caracas.
    Not for a certain Swiss watchmaker...

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    On the way back to Cuba tonight for an urgent operation:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...81N18C20120224

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    Default Chavez suffers cancer relapse - names successor

    Doesn't look good.

    VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT HUGO Hugo Chavez has admitted a relapse of his cancer and designated vice president Nicolas Maduro as his heir apparent in case “something happened” to him.
    http://www.thejournal.ie/venezuela-h...08484-Dec2012/

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