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In the midst of regional elections Chavez returns to Cuba to continue cancer treatment

Wednesday, November 28th 2012 - 00:07 UTC
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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he is returning to Cuba on Tuesday to continue treatment for cancer, raising new questions about his health just weeks after he won re-election to another six-year term. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Well, I hate to be proven right but Dead Man Walking is going for Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatment.

    It seems the steroids have not worked and are now time expired for his general health.

    HBOT is used to super oxygenate the blood to help defeat deep seated infections. It now seems his cancer, the size of a baseball was removed from the pelvic area, a site known to be very difficult to keep infection free after scar tissue forms in the locale thus preventing the normal flow of oxygen.

    Oxygen at up to three bar pressure is not something to be taken lightly, in recent years 60 people have lost their lives in raging fires within the pressure chamber, similar to a decompression chamber for divers.

    There are other potential contra-indications that could well apply to Chavez but I would imagine the real risk is from the deep seated infection: he could well lose one or both legs at the hip in an attempt to stop the infection taking his life.

    Anyone remember his claim that he could be re-elected because he had no health worries. I bet he is worried now if his Cuban doctors have to him the true facts.

    Still, he has robbed directly or indirectly using his cronies a significant part of the wealth of Venezuela and he is just getting his come-uppance and good riddance.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    sounds like hes getting out of dodge before mad Crustina and her circus aarive in town for the unasur gathering with her cap in hand, please chubby can i have some more???

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    Who will be his successor?

    Will it be an ugly transition or are his people firmly entrenched?

    Where will Crissy stay when she takes the last flight out of BA ??

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Poor f**ker...rot in hell asshole. Ya...where is cfk going to hide?

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • We got your Fragata

    What an awesome Christmas present it would be for the whole region for Hugo Chavez to kick the bucket right before the holidays.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirate Love

    have a heart, it must be terrible burden living with it on a daily basis, after all its not cancers fault it has chubby to live with.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    6 Pirate Love

    Brilliant, you got me in the end!

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    This sounds like desperation. Malignant disease is a relative contradiction for hyperbaric medicine. Still, “maybe” they know what they're doing. Wonder if all his medical bills are paid up to date?

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    My only wish and prayers if for chubby chavo to make a fast and speedy exit to his final destination that he so deserves.
    Chubby......want to buy an asbestos suit?

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    poor hugo,
    its like being an elastic band,

    will the world be better of,
    will CFK cry
    will the world miss him,

    soon find out wont we,
    poor bloke

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    Let him just scurry off into retirement. Dying in office will only make him a martyr to his followers. Better that he is alive to see his “revolution” dismantled in favour of sound democratic government.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Agustin Tomas O'brien Caceres

    “Po-bre-ci-to”! The great commandant of the Hispanic Nazism of the 2000. We all pray that God will take you to Hell and burn in fire for thousands of years for every crime committed on Earth.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Someone needs to be smoking when he's in the chamber

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    12 Agustin Tomas O'brien Caceres

    That would elevate him to biblical levels of infamy. He's just a twit.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 03:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Perhaps his return trip will be in the cargo hold.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 Captain Poppy

    I think he should have a classic argie burial at sea, having been chucked out of the plane at 15,000ft.

    Where are all the trolls crying and screaming – oh, oh, we wouldn’t know the difference would we as they behave like that at any mention of the Falklands – oh damn – that’s done it.

    Ha, ha, ha.

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 07:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    do bumbles float?

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 10:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Get well soon Mr President....that would really wing these bastards up =)

    Nov 28th, 2012 - 10:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Chris do you think they have taxidermists in Huba?

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @19 Captain Poppy

    Well, if they do I hope he has a big box of rubber gloves!

    You are a joker! LOLs

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Stuff his fat ass and he can lie in state forever like Lenin. But I like the argentina sea vurial much better. Maybe he and bin laden can hook up.

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 04:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KFC de Pollo

    Tick Tock, where's cristina going to run when this c*nt finally crocks it!

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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