Hugo Chavez ‘battling for life’

Chavez is undergoing treatment in Caracas
Chavez is undergoing treatment in Caracas

Hugo Chávez is still fighting for his life, said the country’s vice-president on Thursday night, yet a recent poll says nearly three in five Venezuelans believe their president will return to power.

Nicolas Maduro, Chávez’s presumed successor, said on television that his boss “is battling there for his health, for his life, and we’re accompanying him”.

The vice-president had characterised Chávez’s condition similarly on 20 December, saying the president “is fighting a great battle … for his life, for his health”.

Chávez has not spoken nor been seen in public since before his fourth operation in Cuba on 11 December for an unspecified cancer in the pelvic area.


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  1. Newtral
    March 3, 2013

    As I said before since Chaves gave that speech at the UN, calling Bush a devil, he has been sick. History will prove that the CIA use high levels of radiation located under the podium directed at his pelvic area. Thats the only way they could have kill Chaves to give the impression that it was normal. Remember rosie??

    • forkit
      March 4, 2013

      you’re one idiot.

  2. Justice and Truth
    March 2, 2013

    Generally, when heads of state, people as well-known and important as he is, are terminally ill the truth pertaining to the state of their health is usually withheld until they die. The fact it is stated that he is “battling for life” should indicate to us that he must be very low. It is only a matter of time when he will succumb to his illness. Who knows? It could be still months or a few years. God is in control.

  3. Malgraysa
    March 1, 2013

    Since they sent you home from Cuba at 2.30 in the morning, without a welcome committee, no pictures, no speech I realise you are on your last journey comrade. I hope you are not suffering too much and will have a peaceful exit. God decides after all.

  4. HMMMM
    March 1, 2013

    Dominicans not commenting man ….allu always making the wrong decisions hahhahaa chavezz gone

  5. Poul Bwa
    March 1, 2013

    “Do you know why Comandante Chávez neglected his health and has been battling [cancer] for nearly two years?” he said. “Because he completely surrendered body and soul and forgot all his obligations to himself in order to give himself to the homeland.”

    They making Chavez out to be a messiah ? lol … I thought that was just too much botox… but the truth will come out sooner than later ….

    Nothing lasts forever .. not even dictators

    • hmm
      March 1, 2013

      chavez is not a dictator!

    • wells
      March 3, 2013

      i know nothing last forever and everybody knows that but we must not rejoice at ppl health because today is chaves own but tomorrow may be yours pray for the man instead of those negative comments how many times has christ forgive us are we still not sinning?god install government and he takes down.check your health tomorrow cause it might be to late for u as well in the mean time il be praying for your health to be restored

    • hmm
      March 5, 2013

      the biggest bully in the world is america..supporting gay rights etc.. all the man want for his country is the best. my big question is: how many of you been to venezuela? the man is not a dictator…

  6. look tory
    March 1, 2013

    Daddy Chavez sick, sick sick we boi… well is now red clinic do have no future… look oil price going up and is just talk, talk, talk in this country… Look i hear bishop making novena and rosery for chavez, evangelist making crusade and nowayrians have candle vigil, but papamet, daddy chavez really not coming back, well look miseh in we boomboom now :cry: :cry: :cry:

    • Justice and Truth
      March 2, 2013

      No matter what and how we feel about people and their intrinsic lifestyle, Christians are obligated to pray for everyone including homosexuals, lesbians, fornicators and adulterors, etc. that all will repent and may obtain eternal life.
      If this is true, do you know the reason why the Bishop is praying for Chavez? This may very well be the reason. Chavez as you is not an innocent person and a saint. Think of yourself and do not scoff at prayers offered for others. God expects this of us. When you stand before Him for your judgment, you will find out. How well are you serving God in this life that you will have something godly spiritual to present to Him that you might obtain eternal salvation and He will say: “Well done, My good and faithful servant…?” Contemplate on this.

  7. Take a bow BC
    March 1, 2013

    i hope the petrocaribe deal dont die with hip or god hele our sorry souls :mrgreen:

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