Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 17:45 UTC

Cristina Fernandez meets Chavez family and has lunch with the Castro brothers

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez is flying Saturday to Emirates the first leg of a trade tour that includes the Far East after spending 24 hours in Cuba where she met the Castro brothers, visited the relatives of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez and late Friday held a mini summit with Venezuelan Vice president Nicolas Maduro and Peruvian head of state Ollanta Humala.

The Argentine president holds hands with the ailing Fidel Castro

‘Family picture’ of Raul and Fidel with Cristina Fernandez

Cristina Fernandez arrived in Cuba Friday morning, the first leg of her political and business tour of eleven days to the Emirates, Indonesia and Vietnam and although originally not planned she insisted in visiting the ailing Hugo Chavez in hospital or at least to express her love and solidarity to the family of the Venezuelan leader, which apparently was the most she was allowed to do.

“Chavez is a great friend of Argentina who helped the country when nobody else dared to do so”, Cristina Fernandez told the Cuban and international media.

“This is not a visit for comments or interviews, simply solidarity and gratitude to whom is my friend, a friend and companion of Argentina when nobody dared to come close to us”, said the Argentine leader.

In her twitter Cristina Fernández had anticipated that it was her intention to give President Chavez a Bible she received Thursday evening during a meeting at Government House in Buenos Aires with members of the Argentine federation of Evangelical Churches.

The re-re-elected Chavez is under intensive care in a Cuban hospital since last December 11 when he underwent a fourth surgery to try and contain the cancer he is desperately battling together with respiratory complications. It was the fourth surgery in 18 months and even when the official Venezuelan medical reports say he is in serious conditions but stable, they insist he remains conscious and aware of government affairs.

The National Assembly last week voted to grant him all the time needed to overcome his medical situation before returning to Venezuela for the presidential oath which should have taken place last Thursday January 10. The Supreme Tribunal of Justice this week also, supported the postponement of President Chavez swearing in ceremony, arguing ‘administrative continuance’, given the fact he was re-re-elected last 7 October.

The decisions from the Legislative and Judiciary branches has been seriously criticized and their constitutionality questioned by the opposition arguing the new six-year mandate means a fresh start on January 10, and in the absence of President Chavez, his apparent successor Vice-president Nicolas Maduro must resign and the president of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello should become care-taker president.

On Friday Cristina Fernandez had lunch with Fidel and Raul Castro, the latter now president of Cuba because the historic leader of the revolution is also in a delicate health situation and in the afternoon visited the family of President Chavez at the hospital in Havana where he is under treatment. Apparently she was not allowed to see the convalescent leader and it was revealed that the Venezuelan government had from the first moment strongly suggested she should not visit Cuba.

Later in the evening Cristina Fernandez met with the Venezuelan Vice president who had flown to Havana “to report on government issues to President Chavez” and with the Peruvian head of state Ollanta Humala who arrived in Cuba to sign bilateral trade and education agreements and “obviously to express the Peruvian people’s solidarity and my personal interest in the health condition of Chavez”.

“Obviously I will also ask about President Chavez. We all wish, all of us I imagine a quick recovery of the president”, said Humala.

Venezuelan vice-president Maduro who was anointed as his successor by Chavez hours before he travelled to Cuba over a month ago said “I will continue this job of visiting the family (of Chavez), to meet with the medical team and to deliver to our Commander-president the good news from Venezuela”.

He had anticipated before flying to Havana that he also expected to be present when the visits of the Argentine and Peruvian presidents.

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1 ElaineB (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 05:58 pm Report abuse
So, the Venezuelan government didn't want CFKC to visit Chavez and told her not to go to Cuba. She went anyway but was not allowed to see him.

Chavez is either dead or in a coma. There is no way he is running Venezuela.
2 KFC de Pollo (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:19 pm Report abuse
He's probably already dead.
3 slattzzz (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:24 pm Report abuse
if not that would kill him off anyway “chav me old mate about the Falklands”..................“OH no croak”
4 reality check (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:25 pm Report abuse
El Presidente leaves on the next leg of her journey,
5 Alexei (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:29 pm Report abuse
Presumably she's then flying off for a tête-à-tête with Kim Jong-un, after a brief stopover in Iran for a chelow kabab with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
6 LEPRecon (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:30 pm Report abuse
If you were dying would you want a visit from someone who looks like they had a starring role in Night of the Living Dead?

I just think the Venezulan government were trying to protect him from the insane bint.
7 slattzzz (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:33 pm Report abuse
well even Chavez didn't want to see her and Castro couln't be bothered to take off his westernised Adidas tracksuit to greet her what a clusterfook. Bet he said after she'd gone “ who was that again, she needs some work done on that coupon”
8 Boovis (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:38 pm Report abuse
Cuba to go, Venezuela to implode, according to Ecuador and Bolivia the US has them next on their list, sleep well you tinpot extremist nutbags.
9 Britninja (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 06:48 pm Report abuse
It's like a despot version of the Addams Family
10 josefina (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 07:24 pm Report abuse
Viva Argentina, Cuba y Venezuela!
11 Joe Bloggs (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 07:34 pm Report abuse
10 Which recycled troll are you? Sussie or Tobias?
12 ChrisR (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 07:37 pm Report abuse
I bet Fidel thought “shit, another fuck-up by the Medical Block, can't trust these Rusky trained docs, can't they get these blow-up dolls more life-like”
13 reality check (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 07:53 pm Report abuse

Wanted, high class taxidermist, experience in large mammal work preferable.
Discretion essential.

Applications to Venezualan Embassy please.
14 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 07:57 pm Report abuse
@10 josefina

Sussie, no more nasty stuff, please.

Viva, Falklands!!
15 reality check (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 08:03 pm Report abuse
Or as CFK would say, Viva Visa!
16 slattzzz (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 08:07 pm Report abuse
@10 josefina / sussie / pro arg, still sponging of our American friends? Nice try though
17 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 08:16 pm Report abuse
@16 slattzzzz

I have no doubts that 'Sussie' (possibly ProstiARG) does not live in the USA.

Sussie can't give details - and ProstiARG has not responded when challenged over his US Navy 'career' .

Ha ha ha, faker.
18 slattzzz (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 08:22 pm Report abuse
@17 I know mate I have asked IT several questions ref the USN who I served along side in the Gulf wars and various other exercises and IT hasn't a clue, if IT served in the USN then I'm Winston Churchill. You have to wonder though if these people lie as often as they do, do they start to believe thier own bullshit
19 MrFlagpole (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 08:36 pm Report abuse
In that first picture it looks like her face has fallen off a bit.
20 toooldtodieyoung (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 09:25 pm Report abuse
2 KFC de Pollo

“He's probably already dead”

well if he is, he would be in the running for “Husband No2” for KFC then won't he?
21 Conqueror (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 09:55 pm Report abuse
Brilliant!! Fatty is dying or already dead and CFK goes for lunch. Did she have a leg?
22 Anglotino (#) Jan 12th, 2013 - 10:14 pm Report abuse
Yep it's official, he's dead!

Maduro couldn't run the risk that a woman that still uses widow's weeds to rally the troops would not try to use it to bolster her fragile presidency.

I keep predicting that his official death will be on an auspicious date.
23 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 12:32 am Report abuse
@19 McFlag

“In that first picture it looks like her face has fallen off a bit.”

She really does look like a 65 yo dumpy 'hausfrau' in that picture.
24 Pirat-Hunter (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 01:10 am Report abuse
Chavez is a great person who loves to help his people, we pray for him and wish the best to Venezuela. CFK must be going through a hard time because Chavez went to Argentina when Nestor was ill and Chavez presented CFK a portrait drawn by Chavez himself of Nestor while CFK was still mourning Nestor, I am proud to see her visit him, as she puts it, Chavez and Venezuela came to Argentina when everyone run from it.
I wonder what happened to luis posadas carriles the terrorist living in USA?
25 andy65 (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 01:39 am Report abuse
@Pirat-Hunter (#) But Chavez family clearly did not want The Botox Queen Crissy Kirchner there,she was told NOT TO GO before she left-once again Old Crissy Kirchner prostituting herself around looking for friends WHAT A DISGRACE a desperate woman if ever there was once
26 Pirat-Hunter (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 03:57 am Report abuse
#25 I don't think a photo shot was worth the risk, if I am to assume anything, it was probably orders from Fidel Castro, and I don't think your mom would be proud of you.
27 ElaineB (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 09:55 am Report abuse
@26 The Venezuelan government specifically told CFKC NOT to go to Cuba to see Chavez. In her typical narcissistic manner, she put her needs first and went anyway. When she got there Chavez's family did not let her see him. The Castro's merely distracted her.

I suspect he is dead or being kept alive by machines and they don't want the news getting out until they are ready. Old blabbermouth CFKC does not engage her brain before she speaks so could not be trusted to know the truth.
28 andy65 (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 12:57 pm Report abuse
Talking of MOMS (a nice American word) being proud I can guanratee my MOM would not DESERT her homeland,the phrase comes to mind
RATS DESERTING A SINKING SHIP mind you perhaps old Crissy Cruchner had a need to go to Cuba after whats being reported on CNN about the mess about to be uncovered in Venazuela CRUCHNER+CHAVEZ = Corupt
29 Ozgood (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 01:16 pm Report abuse
Isn't it time to admit that Chavez is no longer in the land of the living? Why was CFK not allowed to see him? Either he is dead or is passing through the departure lounge.

This article has passed its sell by date
30 Shed-time (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 01:48 pm Report abuse
Is he even technically alive? Having photos with pickled people isn't exactly ethical.
31 commonsparrow (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 02:05 pm Report abuse
Why did CFK want to bring him a bible? Chavez knows the bible very well. In Dec 2011 he placed himself in the display of the Christmas Nativity, among the baby Jesus, the Wise Men and animals. Isn't that nice. Lookie here:
32 Brit Bob (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 04:54 pm Report abuse
Just love the family picture - long live democracy . LOL
33 briton (#) Jan 13th, 2013 - 07:36 pm Report abuse
And remember,
Without the British,

CFK would not be flying anywhere,
[Would she]

British, simply the best,
Just ask CFK
34 scottbart (#) Jan 14th, 2013 - 10:00 am Report abuse
what a trio these vile people make! The tour of scum! hopefully all will be dead soon!
35 jeffski (#) Jan 14th, 2013 - 11:02 am Report abuse
Dictators tee party.
36 ICFreedom (#) Jan 15th, 2013 - 08:35 pm Report abuse
how long will take for folks in Argentina to wake up and realize CFK flushed their futures down the toilet?

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