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January 10, a decisive date for the Venezuelan political situation

Tuesday, December 4th 2012 - 16:03 UTC
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As we approach January 10, or even before New Year, the big news will be if a re-elected president but physically handicapped and sick is capable of taking the oath for another six years for which he was re-elected last 7 October, says Nelson Bocaranda, probably the best informed journalist in Venezuela whose reports have sustainedly proven right. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    So, he has litterally lost his bollocks then?

    Ha, ha, ha.

    I always knew he was on steroids and predicted they would catch up with him, they always do.

    But morphine as well? That will give him delusions, but no more than the delusion that he knows what he is doing.

    I doubt very much he will turn up to be sworn in.

    With a bit of luck his 'people' will be attending his burial instead. That would be a good New Year present.

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    ChrisR, I am sorry but your comment is totally out of order.

    I don't like Chavez and the way he has manipulated his governance of Venezuela but comments like this do not show you in any good light.

    I have seen the terrible ravishes and sorrow of cancer and it is not something a decent human would wish on another.

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 How about the terrible ravishes and sorrow Chavez has visited on Venezuela?

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 05:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    @3 Conqueror
    In all honesty on your part - is your answer a real excuse ?

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 05:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    2 agent999

    You are very welcome to your opinions and those of me.

    However, I am a hard-headed bastard who leaves everyone else as they are, providing the do not get on their hypocritic hind legs and preach to me as Dead Man Walking has. Did you know he sent a platoon of his goons to Uruguay and the local commander allowed his men (our soldiers) to swear alllegiance to this cnut? AND the government did nothing to reprimand him.

    “I have seen the terrible ravishes and sorrow of cancer and it is not something a decent human would wish on another.” Yes so have I it's called life, you need to get on with it.

    So, if you don't like my post, in future when you see my tag, just pass it by.


    Dec 04th, 2012 - 06:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sergio Vega

    5@ I agree 100%.....A man that has gave too much misery and martyrdome to his own people under the fake ideologies long time exceeded, doesn´t have the right of mercy...It is time to get back what he has sown....pain and hopelessness over millions of human beings.....
    I just hope it will be short.....and speedy, so he can´t develop more wickedness and poverty among his own people.....

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    FD Roosevelt 'ruled the world' with Guillain–Barré syndrome (a form of polio); others like Evita Peron ruled with cancer, and I guess many a president had their decisions warped by the cerebral effects of syphllis.

    The Venezuelan people voted him in knowing he had cancer. The process may have been flawed but the outcome was 'democratic'.
    He should rule until unable to do so.
    On his departure all the idiosyncratic crazynesses can be unpicked but, in the meantime, it should be accepted that he rules most of South America.

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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