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Montevideo, January 29th 2023 - 19:16 UTC
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez came out of cancer surgery overnight in Cuba and is recovering in a hospital, two sources said on Tuesday, but there was still no official word on the leader's condition. Read full article
The Russians, who acted as 'advisors' during the last episode, have accused the Cubans of 'botching' the prostrate surgery and allowing the cancer to spread to the colon, lymph glands and the bone marrow.
In December 2011, the Cuban team gave Mr Chavez two years to live, while the Russians believed he would be dead within the year.
I have said, ever since the last surgery, that the use of steroids was a last chance gamble.
I just wish he would get a grip on reality and resign the presidency to spend the last few months with his family. He will reget it if he does not. I have seen all this before. It will not be pleasant at the end.
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