Wednesday, January 16th 2013 - 06:45 UTC

Cristina Fernandez has hand-written copies of Chavez political testament, says Bocaranda

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez in her recent visit to Cuba declined to see the ailing Hugo Chavez but surprised her hosts, the Castro brothers, when she revealed having received two letters from the Venezuelan leader which she considered to be his political testament.

The family picture with the Castro brothers when she revealed the existence of the letters

Nelson Bocaranda the veteran Venezuelan communicator considered the best informed journalist of what is going on in his country and in Cuba where the cancer stricken Hugo Chavez is fighting for his life, made this brief comment on the recent visit of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez.

The Argentine president arrived in rigorous black with a Bible and two medallions, one from patron saint the Virgin of Lujan and the second Saint Benito Abad, which she planned to hand personally to Chavez. His family given the closeness, love and friendship with Cristina Fernandez allowed her to enter the Unit of Intensive Care at the hospital and see the convalescent Chavez, but she declined.

“As she told her closest aides in the flight that took her from Cuba to the Arab Emirates ‘I want to keep the image of a strong and active Hugo’”, reveals Bocaranda in his column. And that is why in her twitter on leaving Cuba she posted “Forever”.

However a curious piece of information until now unknown is that during a meeting with her hosts the Castro brothers, Fidel and Raul, Cristina Fernandez told them she had received copies of two letters hand written by Chavez in early December, before his last surgery, which she described as “his political testament”.

Until then it was believed that only Venezuela’s Attorney General Cilia Flores (and wife of Vice president Nicolas Maduro) had the originals (¿?) Cristina Fernandez later confessed to her closest aides that the surprise in the faces of the Castro family and the Cuban Foreign minister when she mentioned the letters, also stunned her. 

Finally Bocaranda says that following on former Brazilian president announcement that he plans to visit Chavez in Cuba in a month’s time, means that the “stationary situation of the Venezuelan leader has at least another thirty days”.


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1 Boovis (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 07:05 am Report abuse
“Stunned”. Really? Pfft.
2 Frank (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 08:19 am Report abuse
'declined to see Chavez'... told to furk orf was the original story...
but she has his testament.... oh joy or furking happiness... you couldn't make this up... bet he sed she gets bucket loads of cash and free oil for life...
3 ElaineB (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 09:24 am Report abuse
LOL! They will need to get a handwriting expert on that. Or maybe she made it up like her law degree.

I suspect the stunned look was the realisation that CFKC is truly barking mad. They probably made soothing noises whilst keeping one eye on their nearest exit.
4 Shed-time (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 09:55 am Report abuse
@3 her law degree was not made up, she had a hugely successful career in law that earned up upwards of $500mil in offshore funds. She said so at Harvard.

...oh wait...
5 Anglotino (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 10:51 am Report abuse
No one seems to be sticking to the script they all worked out in December.

I wonder which one will crack first and leak his death?
6 Boovis (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 10:54 am Report abuse
Oi, CFK, that's nothing: I met Stuart “stewpot” francis in the early eighties outside the orchard theatre in dartford and not only did he sign my programme but also gave me a “ooh, i could crush a grape” badge which I still have. Me 1- CFK nil.
7 Shed-time (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 11:00 am Report abuse
More photos with the neomort... now with a signed sheet of paper from a failed commie.

The indignity of it all.
8 ptolemy (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 11:30 am Report abuse
So, will we ever see this “political testament?” And, what will CFK do with this? How will it be used? Why would she mention it if it were not to be used? Don't like this....
9 ElaineB (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 11:41 am Report abuse
I think Frank is right, she will claim he nominated her as the President of South America with all Venezuelan oil to be given to CFKC. Or some other such nonsense. Of course, it will have no legal value whatsoever but the Eternal Widow will milk it for all she can. An excuse to stay is Widow Weeds for another few years; bonus.
10 Idlehands (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 12:42 pm Report abuse
So the story is she flew all the way to Cuba and then declined to go and see Chavez? That makes sense in CFK world.
11 yankeeboy (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 01:12 pm Report abuse
Were those testaments titled “ how to completely ruin a county in a decade and make yourself super rich while trying”?
I always figured the delusional half wit was using Chaves' playbook to destroy Argentina now it is confirmed.
12 Boovis (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 01:22 pm Report abuse
“How to lose friends and communise people”.
13 Shed-time (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 01:36 pm Report abuse
@12 KFC seems to spend most of her days talking to dead or semi-dead people. Is there a reason for this or why she shuns the company of the living?

Her role as 'feeder' seems to be leading to her son's demise too. It's only a matter of time before he gets type-2 diabetes or some other disease that results from chronic obesity.

Quite a strange lady.
14 Simon68 (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 02:44 pm Report abuse
13 Shed-time (#)
Jan 16th, 2013 - 01:36 pm

“KFC seems to spend most of her days talking to dead or semi-dead people. Is there a reason for this or why she shuns the company of the living?”

Mainly she likes to talk with dead people because their questions are easy to answer. Live people tend to ask difficult questions!!!!!!!!
15 Idlehands (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 03:14 pm Report abuse
Interesting points on the possible consequences of Chavez's demise.

The info about the oil industry is compelling. More reserves than Saudi Arabia but a declining production due by the look of it.
16 Conqueror (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 03:19 pm Report abuse
Of course it's hand-written. CFK has read all those murder mysteries and knows that all typewriters can be identified. The testament may never be seen. So much easier to forge something no-one can see. “Of course God Chavez gave his views on plasma particle propulsion technology.” It came about because of a joint project between arsieland and vfuckit. It all belongs to US. We'll sue. Don't bomb us or we'll sue you twice!
17 Welsh Wizard (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 03:28 pm Report abuse

Not suprising, there is yet to be an example of a nationalised oil industry which increases production over a prolonged period of time...
18 scarfo (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 03:55 pm Report abuse
When she was going to Cuba she gave this big speach about going to see a friend in need, but when she gets there she decides na fuck it??? lol
19 Idlehands (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 04:25 pm Report abuse
Anyone care to explain what a “political testament” is?

She seems to be going all holy and sacred on us. I suppose the catholics back home love all that.
20 ChrisR (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 05:10 pm Report abuse

Yes, there will be mass rallies back in AG about holding a mass to celibrate TMBOA conversion the the anti-christ church that holds masses.

Would that be in addition to accusing the UK of having weapons of MASS detruction in the South Atlantic?

Still, it sounds good to have Dead Man Not Walkings ( fill the name in here ) to hold over the heads of the illiterate and stupid. So thats the AG government taken care of then.
21 Think (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 05:25 pm Report abuse
17 Welsh Wizard

You say...:
...... there is yet to be an example of a nationalised oil industry which increases production over a prolonged period of time...

I say....:
Interesting postulate......
Especially taking in consideration that more than 70% of the Worlds Oil reserves have been nationalized in the last few decades....
I got my info from useless, ignorant, biased, lying, comunist Argie, Arab & other lower peoples loving Wikipedia..:

May I ask......................? Where do YOU get YOUR info from?
22 Shed-time (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 06:39 pm Report abuse
@21 Your reading comprehension isn't up to scratch, and you're showing that you never ever attended a debating society.

Welsh wizard said “there is yet to be an example of a nationalised oil industry which increases production over a prolonged period of time...”. You then responded with “more than 70% of the Worlds Oil reserves have been nationalized in the last few decades”

Your response has no relation to the topic which is the efficiency and production of nationalised companies. It's common knowledge that nationalised companies have traits such as lack of efficiency, mainly caused by laziness. Any political figure or MBA student knows this.

So, you should probably rethink your response providing statistics about production and efficiency of nationalised oil companies, rather than just citing an unrelated Wikipedia page.

An academic, you are clearly not.
23 briton (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 08:07 pm Report abuse
Apparently she was very visibly upset, and cries in private,
[After all I have done for that xastard, and he is dying without seeing the expected one]

It’s the thought that counts,

He though but then changed his mind..

24 Pirat-Hunter (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 08:14 pm Report abuse
#13 I rather have CFK talking to the dead then the English people making terrorist and murdering innocent Muslim women and children, I guess the English people like to see innocent people being murdered, while CFK does everything she democratically can to prevent theft by brits in Argentina.
#14 I guess you talk from experience. I didn't even know you could talk to the dead , isn't that evil and satanic?
#15 that is why Venezuela will benefit from running their own oil production, practice makes perfect and perfect can be rented out to other nation like Argentina.
#17 let me just say that unlike US and UK we don't give up that easy, that's why we give nationalization another chance, if it doesn't work for USA and UK maybe it is because you are all inept.
#18 you must come from a country that allows people to walk into the a surgery room while an operation is in progress. Thank God Cuba is not like USA and sick people take priority over the camera man and reporters, I thought the murder of the UK princess ended that goofy attitude by the English people.
#19 no need for any explanation and the only thing you need to know is that we Argentines love CFK and support her 100%.
#20 the only dead man walking I see here is the english man digging their own finacial grave in Latin America.
#22 lol thats easy to prove, Libya national oil production grew under Gaddafy, Iraq production grew while under Saddam and Saudi Arabia production grows under the king. About you get informed before asking others for prove of anything. I don't like making people look stupid unless they really are.
25 toooldtodieyoung (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 08:53 pm Report abuse
24 Pirat-Hunter

“English people making terrorist and murdering innocent Muslim women and children”

YAWN!!!!! YAWN!!!! YAWN!!!

Can I just ask, when have we murdered innocent Muslim women and children??? When??

I don't actually think that we have...In fact, I don't we have EVER murdered innocent Muslim women and children.

I think that the Taliban have, I know that the taliban have murdered plenty of innocent Muslim women and children. I know that we bring a better way of life to Afganistan. The Taliban just brought pain and misery. What about the attempted murder of a 12 year old girl whose only crime was to ask if she could receive an education?

You would forget all of this and just mouth the same tired old bullsh*t from your un-educated mouth. You seriously need to get a brain and start thinking for yourself son.... because at the moment you are sounding like a whiny little b*tch.
26 KFC de Pollo (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 09:00 pm Report abuse
@24 Argentines do not love CFK and they most certainly do not support her 100%
27 ChrisR (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 09:16 pm Report abuse
@24 Prat-Junta

But at least we are not RAPPING them as you usually claim you illiterate idiot.

BTW, you WISH you had my money you looser (clue: it's loser, you loser).

28 yankeeboy (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 09:18 pm Report abuse
Maybe one of our brilliant RG trolls can tell me how this is going to work?

Peso is 7.65/1U$ today

What happens when Farmers sell their soy and are paid OVER 50% less in pesos compared to THE REAL EXCHANGE RATE.

If I were them I wouldn't sell at that price I would just wait until the gov't collapsed.
29 Shed-time (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 10:43 pm Report abuse
Can't KFC keep them both alive longer by biting them on the neck or something? It's what she did with Nestor.

@28 When's it going to be 10 pesos/$?
30 briton (#) Jan 16th, 2013 - 10:48 pm Report abuse
poor pirate,
so loyal to the very end,

for a piece of plastic who would not give him the time of day,
perhaps he thinks she will go to canada and thank him personaly for his loyal suport..
31 commonsparrow (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:00 am Report abuse
“His family given the closeness, love and friendship with Cristina Fernandez allowed her to enter the Unit of Intensive Care at the hospital and see the convalescent Chavez, but she declined”.
CFK is a close friend of Chavez. He is dying. I am appalled that she did not give the greatest gift, her presence, to a dying person, that she was the one who declined to see him. This tells us alot about her character. Shame on her.
32 Pirate Love (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:07 am Report abuse
@24 you have proof to your rants of an misinformed bellend with an anglo grudge? thought not! dribble on.....

as for chubbys letters, i would have thought castro was more close to him seen as he has chosen to die in cuba , strange how crusty the clown suddenly came up with these convenient orders no doubt stating fat f*cks last wishes of an all latino colonisation of The Falklands and sanctuary for crusty and maximo with ALL their laundered argentine dollars when time comes,

Its too bad he is too close to death to confirm or deny these alledged letters, maybe she didnt want to look him in the eye for a good reason :) possibly the guilt of lies!

SELF-DETERMINATION, The UN wishes, the wishes that matter!
33 Frank (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:31 am Report abuse
@31 commonsparrow
'she was the one who declined to see him. '

This is her 'lie of the day'. Up until she decided to trot out this 'testament ' the word from Caracas and Havana was that the Chavez family wouldn't let her near him, most likely fearing that she would grab him by the goolies and force him to sign Venezuala over to her.
I see De Vido is in Caracas getting agreements signed... 'sign this or we tell the world Chavez is on ice........'
34 commonsparrow (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:35 am Report abuse
Hi Frank,
Whether she declined or she was still says alot about her character.
35 British_Kirchnerist (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 01:54 am Report abuse
I don't know what sources this despicable article is based on but after spending some considerable time researching its claims across all English language news I could find and some Spanish I could translate too, I found no corroboration whatsoever for the idea that Cristina just changed her mind at the last minute because she “wanted to remember the strong and healthy Chavez”. Some were saying that she eventually didn't see him personally because he's in a delicate recovery stage and not taking visitors (ie its no personal snub by or to either of them, just medical good sense) but most reports seemed to report on the visit as having happened. Perhaps that just means her meeting the family, going to the hospital and leaving her gifts and solidarity; perhaps thats all that she was ever certain to do as a visit when she announced she was going to Cuba, with meeting the patient always dependant on the medical advice? Also remarkably little commentary except here on the “forever” tweet, which this article insinuates as an acceptance of Chavez's impending death and/or a fit of pique from Cristina; of course the Spanish, “Hasta siempre”, is a rather famous Cuban slogan, so it was more likely just a pithily respectful farewell, no?
36 Frank (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 02:31 am Report abuse
As it states this news is from Nelson Bocaranda
37 Anglotino (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 03:11 am Report abuse
As British_Kirchnerist just stated, there is a pathetic amount of news about Chavez. There are no real government announcements by anyone involved, including the Venezuelan government, Cuban government and Argentinean government.

The amount of secrecy involved over some minor cancer treatment is at odds with the amount of time that Chavez and Cristina usually expound upon issues and problems.

Thank you British_Kirchnerist for highlighting the disdain by which the Venezuelan people (and also the Argentinian people) are being treated by their leaders. If it wasn't for the secrecy and dearth of news, there would be no need for Mercopress or others to build news out of so little.

Perhaps Assange can get wikileaks to find some information from the Ecuadorian Embassy.
38 Troy Tempest (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 03:43 am Report abuse
@25too old too

“. You seriously need to get a brain and start thinking for yourself son.... because at the moment you are sounding like a whiny little b*tch.”

Ha ha, PH ALEX VARGAS !!! you DO sound like a whiney little bitch!!!

What a horse's patoot you are.

“ you must come from a country that allows people to walk into the a surgery room while an operation is in progress.”

Nobody is talking about walking into an Operating Room during surgery, dumkopf !! Chavez, or more likely, his body, is in Intensive Care - where select visitors and conspirators are allowed (unless they decline).

Do you think Hugo's corpse slipped those “Testaments” under the door to CFK???

I think you must be a “looser” and an illiterate in two languages.

Keep us laughing, 'Troll From Toronto' !!
39 Boovis (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 06:03 am Report abuse
@35: probably the smartest comment I've seen you post!
40 Welsh Wizard (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 09:47 am Report abuse

Hi Think. Happy Christmas and New Year and I hope life is treating you well. When I say nationalised we are talking fully nationalised here. Even the doyens of oil nationalisation (the Russians) belatedly realised that you need to have some level of corporate support and the best way of incentivising this is by giving that corporate an equity chunk so that they have an earn out ability. Almost every single “nationalised” oil company is actually a joint venture of some description between public and private entities (see Brazil, Russia etc). So my point was that every fully nationalised oil company has seen a reduction in production after nationalisation which is why they have then sold off part of the company to an oil company who have then been able to increase production has they have the technical capability to do so.


Not just UK and US, see above.
41 andy65 (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 12:03 pm Report abuse
@Pirat-Hunter “I rather have CFK talking to the dead then the English people making terrorist and murdering innocent Muslim women and children, I guess the English people like to see innocent people being murdered, while CFK does everything she democratically can to prevent theft by brits in Argentina”

NOW We know how you Argentines love to wipe the truth from history like you are an immagrant nation of Europeans (just like The Falkland Islanders) but think before making statements like above was it not long ago when you were killing eachother throwing people from aircraft?? let us not forget The Dissapeard you greaseball
42 Shed-time (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 04:03 pm Report abuse
@35 So what actually happens if you show KFC a crucifix, garlic or some holy water?
43 ChrisR (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 04:12 pm Report abuse
42 Shed-time

She would put the crucifix in her mouth to bite it to see if it was gold or whether it was really silver.

If it was silver it would blow her head off!
44 Shed-time (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 05:13 pm Report abuse
@43 I've heard that she actively avoids sunlight, and silver, so what you said would make sense.

I'm still guessing the holy-water would work.
45 briton (#) Jan 17th, 2013 - 07:58 pm Report abuse
Perhaps the info came from Cuban resourses and traveled by mail
to merco press lol.
46 ElaineB (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 10:35 am Report abuse
@33 “she would grab him by the goolies” I think the goolies went in an earlier operation.

This is going to play out like the running joke in 'Only Fools and Horses'; “Your mother said on her deathbed”........ Chavez is making all kinds of decrees, last wishes and sending letters whilst in a coma. Amazing.
47 GeoffWard2 (#) Jan 18th, 2013 - 09:51 pm Report abuse
Chavez' 'Political Testament'

This is the Argentinian (Catholic) equivalent of Mount Sinai and Moses' bringing down of the Tablets of Stone.
(“There were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud”).

The Chavez Testament will assume God-like significance, and will ensure that CFK becomes 'The Daughter Of God' to her people.

...there's more than one way of getting returned as president.
48 slattzzz (#) Jan 19th, 2013 - 06:37 pm Report abuse
@33 I think I read in another article that she wanted to visit him but was told NO by his family. Probably in case she melted on him under the lights
49 Pirat-Hunter (#) Jan 19th, 2013 - 09:34 pm Report abuse
#25 denial by Vritis of murdering innocent Muslim women and children will not bring the dead back, time to face the mirror. Uneducated children are better of then those molested by vritish elite, you know what am talking about.

#26 I know vritish don't like CFK, but we Argentine support CFK 100% that's why we elected her and will vote for her again next elections, hoping she will build a nuclear defence program 100% made in Argentina, we read history and know about the vritish colonists intentions from way back 1807.
#27 lol your money? I didn't know thieves could keep the loot, I guess Islas Malvinas Argentina didn't teach you anything, I am sure when a nuclear defence program 100% made in Argentina gets built you will see the light a lot faster. Trust me.
#28 they will eat heir products and get really fat with it, Since export tax can keep our resources at home While people living in rocks that float will have to spend their loot to eat and survive.
#29 keep wishing, how long has it being10 years?
#30 highly unlikely my queen is not like your queen, mine has democratic power not slaves.
#31 at least she attended, was Obama or the vritish president/queen present? Lol
#32 we Argentine also have the right to self determination but its not possible under illegal vritish occupation. We all know the racist run UN that's why the leader isn't democratically elected, that's why we Argentine support CFK and a nuclear defence programs 100% made in Argentina. You can keep fakland holding in UK, we are not interested.
#33 Argentina's relations with Venezuela are not as the relations between USA and UK there is no comparison, Argentina and Venezuela don't kill innocent Muslim women and children for resources we have resources at home.
50 British_Kirchnerist (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 11:46 pm Report abuse
Thanks for the kind words on my considered comment; I'd just like to make clear I was NOT at all criticising the discretion and privacy which is rightly being afforded Chavez's operation and recovery, just the frenzied exploitation of it to create rumours and jump to worst possible conclusions by the right wing opposition and, on this thread, especially the Cristina-haters. Cristina's solidarity visit to the hospital is most admirable; whether she got to meet him or not I imagine says more about the exact stage of his recovery than their personal and political relations which we already know to be very good

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