Monday, March 4th 2013 - 06:15 UTC

Bolivian president Morales confirms Chavez suffering from relapses

Bolivian president, Evo Morales, says his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, is in stable conditions but still suffering from relapses in his recovery from a fourth round of surgery for cancer. Morales couldn't meet with Chavez but said doctors and relatives of Chávez informed him about his current condition.

Vice president Maduro said Chavez was undergoing ‘tougher’ new treatment

“He's in good spirits and fighting for his life, then he'll fight for his land: Venezuela” Morales said in a press conference held in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Chávez, who's convalescing in seclusion at a Caracas military hospital, is suffering from complications since coming back to Venezuela after undergoing a fourth round of surgery for cancer in Cuba, where he stayed for over two months.

Morales statement comes amid demands from the Venezuelan opposition that the government in Caracas tell the truth about the president's health.

On Friday Vice president Nicolas Maduro revealed that Chavez has been undergoing “tougher” new treatment for cancer including chemotherapy. Speaking after a Catholic Mass to pray for Chavez's health, Maduro described how the populist president had personally given the order to leave Cuba in mid-February, two months after his latest cancer surgery there.

Chavez was first diagnosed with cancer in the pelvic region in June 2011, but the government has never disclosed the exact nature, location and severity of the cancer.

However two well informed Venezuelan nationals, a journalist and a doctor agree that the Cuban doctors looking after Chavez got the diagnosis wrong from the beginning since they started treating him for a colon cancer.

Bocaranda a very much respected journalist, even by the members of the Chavez government, and Dr Jose Rafael Marquina, a physician living in the US who all along has been very well informed on the case coincided that the Venezuelan leader was wrongly diagnosed back in 2011. This does not mean Chavez would have overcome his health condition but would have certainly not been exposed to so much pain and suffering.

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1 Troy Tempest (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 07:04 am Report abuse
They can bring in Morales from a neighbouring country, a friend of Chavez.

Not as convincing as bringing in Capriles, the head of the Opposition. That would easily done and all that was needed to allay suspicions

if he were alive.
2 mastershakejb (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 10:25 am Report abuse
More talk..........still no videos, nor any CONVINCING non-staged pictures.
There's no way in hell he's still alive, because if he were, the pro-Chavez gov would LOVE to post proof. The fact that they WON'T, is proof that they CAN'T, because we all know they'd love nothing more than prove the naysayers wrong.
3 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 11:17 am Report abuse
I would think death is the most serious relapse, especially to the existing regime.
4 Anglotino (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 11:50 am Report abuse
Amazing that a foreign government seems to know more than the Venezuelan people know about their OWN president.

I'd say something smells fishy but I'm pretty sure that rotting corpses smell worse than that.
5 ElaineB (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 03:42 pm Report abuse
There was a big protest in Venezuela yesterday because the people are not being given accurate information, just rumour and counter-rumour.

I am pretty certain the reason Morales and CFK were not allowed to see Chavez is precisely because they would blab.
6 KFC de Pollo (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 04:06 pm Report abuse
Chavez is in a vegetative state and propping him up with his daughters and a newspaper isn't going to change that.
7 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 04:07 pm Report abuse
Imagine what would happen if word got out the Chavez's hospital bed is a block of ice.
8 ChrisR (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 04:19 pm Report abuse
“Speaking after a Catholic Mass to pray for Chavez's health,”

Now they MUST be desperate.

“This does not mean Chavez would have overcome his health condition but would have certainly not been exposed to so much pain and suffering.”

Ah well! The more pain and suffering this bastard has will not even begin to make reparations for the heartache he has caused his country.
9 commonsparrow (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 06:36 pm Report abuse
Pray the Venezuelan people see through the intimidation tactics that Maduro is using, he is only strong while Chavez is alive, what a horrible leader he would be!!!!
10 Ayayay (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 09:38 pm Report abuse
11 The dude (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 10:10 pm Report abuse
12 olibeira (#) Mar 04th, 2013 - 11:59 pm Report abuse
Just keep speculating.

Chavez is alive.

Ouch! That's got to hurt.
13 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 12:15 am Report abuse
I think la campora got oli under a BOGO (buy one get one)

Ouch! That's got to hurt.

Dead.....still alive.....who really cares......NO ONE CAN SEE HIM! That alone is a good long as he is alive and well just like's all good.
14 Anglotino (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 12:52 am Report abuse
It doesn't really matter if Chavez is alive or dead, his power is waiting. His influence dropping. His people praying.

That's gotta hurt..... especially if he is alive and knows it. Actually now that I think about it, I hope he is alive and grinding his teeth and how far he has fallen.
15 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 11:04 am Report abuse
While there is no definitive proof as to his death or alive status, considering he has not made his inauguration, not been seem in 3 months, his presidente allies have not been allowed to see him, I am siding with actual death or brain dead. Either way, he is gone....kaput, finished, over the hill, on the boothill expressway.
16 Clyde15 (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 05:52 pm Report abuse
Our favourite pundit has spoken. As he/she/it has personal insight into ALL SA government sources , it MUST be true.......or is it ?
17 olibeira (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 07:13 pm Report abuse
He is alive.

Sorry but you are stil dreaming and haven't woken up.

It seems now its time to face the truth.

Chavez alive and kicking.
18 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 07:42 pm Report abuse
ARgentina news is reporting the official annoucement of his death imminent. Also Maduro is blaming it on the CIA
19 ChrisR (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 07:48 pm Report abuse
17 olibeira

The only thing Dead Man Now Dead has kicked is the bucket.

For someone who does not understand the awesome power of a British Astute Class submarine I will have to explain the joke.

When somebody who nobody likes dies, they say “he has kicked the bucket!”

20 Anglotino (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 08:13 pm Report abuse
I would say that Chavez being alive is definitely OUCH and it definitely has GOT TO HURT.

Ouch! That's got to hurt!
21 Clyde15 (#) Mar 05th, 2013 - 09:37 pm Report abuse
Hardly worth a comment. The man is dead or dying. It is just a matter of time.
22 Anglotino (#) Mar 06th, 2013 - 05:01 am Report abuse
Damn! He died.

Mercopress closed the comments section on his death article. Wonder why?

Well, unfortunately his suffering is over but his people's is still going.
23 Clyde15 (#) Mar 06th, 2013 - 10:31 am Report abuse
Do you wish to detract your posting or do you believe your own words in spite of the evidence ? You seem to be quite skilled in getting wrong everything you post !
24 Captain Poppy (#) Mar 06th, 2013 - 11:06 am Report abuse
You are so right Anglotino.....his suffering ends yet his people's goes on. He got off easy.

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