UK Report: Not Dead….. Yet? Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in a coma ‘only kept alive by life support’ after cancer surgery

Yesterday ABC’s Matt Guttman tweeted:

hugo3Today – (Via Daily Mail) Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is in an induced coma being kept alive by life support following complications during cancer surgery, it was claimed today.

Sources at the hospital in Cuba where he is being treated told a Spanish newspaper he was showing ‘very weak’ vital signs, adding that doctors could decide to switch off the machines ‘at any moment’.

With rumours swirling that Chavez had taken a turn for the worse, Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro said the ailing president’s condition remains ‘delicate’ three weeks after his cancer surgery.

He did not provide further information about the president’s condition and told Venezuelan’s to  ignore speculation about his health.

Many Venezuelan’s have been left frustrated over the lack of information over the president’s condition.

Chavez’s political opponents have complained that the government hasn’t told the country nearly enough and have demanded it provide the country with a full medical report.

Even some of his supporters say they wished they knew more.

In a pre-recorded interview in Havana, which was broadcast Tuesday night by the Caracas-based television network Telesur, Maduro said: ‘He’s totally conscious of the complexity of his post-operative state and he expressly asked us … to keep the nation informed always, always with the truth, as hard as it may be in certain circumstances.’

Both supporters and opponents of Chavez have been on edge in the past week amid shifting signals from the government about the president’s health.

Chavez has not been seen or heard from since the December 11 operation, and officials have reported a series of ups and downs in his recovery – the most recent, on Sunday, announcing that he faced new complications from a respiratory infection.  (more)

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10 Responses to UK Report: Not Dead….. Yet? Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in a coma ‘only kept alive by life support’ after cancer surgery

  1. Dr. Bogus Pachysandra says:

    Going to be interesting to see what happens after he’s gone,,,, if he ain’t already!


  2. Ron Callaway says:

    Explosion near or at nuclear plant in Iran. Evacuating a city of one and a half million.


    • Sharon says:

      Hi Ron–and a belated welcome to the Treehouse. I think you’ve been here a bit, but….so many names! We always want to welcome and acknowledge and don’t always get it done….

      Would you be willing to post a link for the Iran news on the open thread? And any other info you have on it….thank you!


  3. Voice from the wilderness says:

    I suggest Obama care be used by his physicians, and he will be deader than a salted mackeral in very short order.


  4. LouDaJew says:

    I’m glad we’re not only depending on Matt Gutman (the one that went to Sybrina’s house to interview DD) also, 18 cents for a gallon of gas.
    Sundance, I’d be interested to see what happens with gas prices when the new dictator comes to power.


  5. czarowniczy says:

    See what happens when you don’t have a living will?


  6. elvischupacabra says:

    I’ll channel my inner-Democrat: “Die already, muthafu*kka!”


  7. Dave Holder says:

    This Mother FERRRRRRR should die a Thousand Deaths….


  8. Dave Holder says:

    I’m sure Sean Penn his Butt Budy is soooooo sad, Tell OMama to help with his new Insurance Sean maybe this could help. Maybe you could by him a first class ticket to his Resureccion to meet Hilter and all his other good friends…


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