Dying Chavez Drops Out of Sight

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hell is waiting, Hugo. Please hurry up and die.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been out of sight for a week, speaking only through Twitter messages and written statements while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.

The lack of any appearances on television has Venezuelans wondering about what his unusual silence might say about his struggle with cancer, and whether Chavez may be coping with a particularly tough phase of radiation therapy.

More than 30 messages have appeared on Chavez’s Twitter account since he left for Cuba on April 14. He has cheered on supporters with slogans such as “Let’s continue building socialism!” In others, he has praised his military commanders, announced funding for local governments and vowed to survive and win re-election in October.

But he has seldom mentioned his cancer treatment.

National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello reiterated on Friday that Chavez is expected to return to Venezuela soon.

“God willing, next week he’ll be here again with us once he has finished the treatment,” Cabello said in a televised speech. He insisted that even when Chavez is away in Cuba, “he leads just the same as if he were here in Venezuela.”

“The commander’s presence here isn’t necessary, because just the same he’s the commander of the revolution,” Cabello said.

But even some of Chavez’s supporters have been saying recently that they wonder what’s going on with his health.

“It makes me sad, but my Comandante must not be as well as they say,” said Guillermo Suarez, a street vendor selling sunglasses. “It’s already been many days that we haven’t seen him, heard him.”

Get used to not hearing from him.

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12 Responses to “Dying Chavez Drops Out of Sight”

  1. Freddie Sykes on 23/23/12 at 1:34 am

    I am positive that Hugo has committed more than his shares of sins, but, while I may hate the sins, I will try to love the sinner. Rest in peace, Chavez.

  2. Fuzzlenutter on 23/23/12 at 8:44 am


    You’re much more understanding than I.

    “Hugo Chavez, may you burn in pain and misery for eternity and beyond…”

  3. chris on 23/23/12 at 5:52 pm

    When dictators reach their end, the urgency of their sycophants to maximize their loot or to secure power reaches a frenzy.

    Remember when Arafat was dead but not officially? Same thing will go on here but it will cross borders.

    These thugs stuff hundreds of millions if not billions in secret accounts and the treasure hunt is on. Title to the stolen goods must be laundered! It’s a lot of work and often requires putting the pen in the stone cold hands of a corpse and creating life.

    In addition, you have drug dealers, narco-terrorists, the Castro brothers and heads of state from Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia all surviving off Hugo’s funneling of Venezuela’s wealth to their fiefdoms.

    You can’t be too cynical when it comes to these vultures.

  4. AlabamaPatriot on 24/24/12 at 7:00 am

    I wonder if King Barry the Petulant will provide a State funeral for Hugo………….

  5. Michael Moore on 24/24/12 at 10:00 am

    He is getting treated for cancer in Cuba, if that aint one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel, i dont know what is.