Venezuela's Chavez suffers complications after surgery

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Globalman wrote:

Awww too bad!

Dec 13, 2012 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

I kind of hope that Mr. Chavez recovers because he has been a very entertaining thorn in our side.

Besides that Sean Penn doesn’t really have that many good friends.

Dec 13, 2012 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
assmuncher wrote:

Such a tragedy. Get well soon Mr. Chavez!

Love and Kisses

Dec 13, 2012 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

Cuban medics have a good reputation. It says good things about their work, that Chavez has lasted so long, and been able to function as president of Venezuela during his fight with cancer.
Chavez might be paranoid about the intentions of the West toward his country, but he deserves our sympathy and support in this struggle.
Bush II might have missed an opportunity for rapprochement with Cuba, when he turned down their offer of sending several hundred medics to help the people of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — but we shouldn’t miss another chance to show Castro, Chavez and friends; that we are human beings too.

Dec 13, 2012 3:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DominicPaz wrote:

Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy

Dec 13, 2012 4:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Lilly007 wrote:

Matthew, I suspect you are well intentioned, but you haven’t got a clue. First of all. whether Cuban doctors are good or not can not be evidenced by Chavez’ condition, as being at the very top of the privileged elite he gets the best of everything regardless. Talk to real Cuban people about the medical conditions in Cuba (oh, I forget, people in Cuba don’t dare speak out) not the propaganda you get from Michael Moore.
As far as the offer to send the hundreds of medics into Louisiana, this was nothing but more of the posturing that the Cuban government does so well knowing that naive folks in the US like you fall for it line and sinker.
Although I doubt you will believe me, but you need to hear the truth, Castro, Chavez and friends will never care one iota that “we are human beings too”. No matter what you do, they will always think you are silly and contemptible, and they will always act accordingly. If you are really as open minded as you’d like to think you are, you will do a little reading on the actual conditions of this ravaged and pilfered island nation:

Dec 13, 2012 4:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse

The US is in mourning, NOT.

Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JapanViewer wrote:

Chavez, an Islamist Ass Kisser, a US Hater and a Neo-Commie in the heart of the US hemisphere. A blight upon society and a danger to the world. No, I don’t wish him well.

Dec 13, 2012 5:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DeanMJackson wrote:

The article reads, “It was his fourth operation since mid-2011. He claimed he was cured earlier this year, and was able to campaign for the election in October, but now appears to be fighting for his life again.”

The key word there is “appears”.

Ladies and gentlemen, Hugo Chavez has been going back and forth to Cuba for reasons other than his health. How do I know? Simple, Venezuela has among the best Cuban doctors already on her soil; 15,000 doctors in all. There is no need for Hugo Chavez to go to Cuba when Cuba’s best MDs are in Venezuela!

So the question is: What’s Hugo up to?

By the way, I like Hugo too, even though he’s on the Communist side

Dec 13, 2012 5:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DavidGolani11 wrote:

Despite all the hate and propaganda against Chavez by Americans, it seems American industry is still all to willing to buy the 1 BILLION barrels of oil from Venezuela per year.

Dec 13, 2012 5:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZMac wrote:

Chavez wanted to be president for life. Be careful what you wish for.

Dec 13, 2012 5:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@Lilly007: I’m not under any illusions (one only has to read about Raul Castro’s recent economic reforms to begin to understand how hard & how restrictive life has been is Cuba for the last 50 years). I’m not planning on moving to Cuba any time soon. But we really do need to see humanity on the other side (after all, Castro originally became a hard-liner partly because of unfair treatment by the corrupt US-backed government that preceded his equally unfair Communist revolution)… Check this out —
BBC: Cuban missile crisis: The other, secret one

Fidel Castro missed out on getting tactical nuclear missiles as a gift from the Soviet Union because he was seen by them as being too impulsive! Not responsible enough, apparently: a blustering hot-head. So they declined to let him keep the nukes that Uncle Sam hadn’t noticed, and hadn’t negotiated to be removed; even though it could have been “good” for the general influence of the Communist system to leave them there. Apparently, there was some humanity and sense in the Soviet Union (something not often recognized by Americans, perhaps because the weapons were pointing at them…)

Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@AZMac: Interesting comment! Good one.

Dec 13, 2012 6:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
pbgd wrote:

It is astonishing to see the number of countries that claim to possess the world’s largest oil reserves: Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Brazil. Canada, and lately the USA. The problem is that oil reserves are merely hard-to-prove guesstimates at best.

Dec 13, 2012 7:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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