Well, well, what have we here? Looks like the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez…and his daughters, María Gabriela and Rosa Virginia. Reading a Cuban newspaper. And resting comfortably, but not hooked up to life support or anything like that. He’s sure looking well, too. Remember how I promised to rub the crapagandarati’s noses in it a few days ago? Well, folkies, this is it. This photo was taken yesterday, in Havana. And, as you can see, Chavecito isn’t on his deathbed. They wouldn’t allow him to be photographed if THAT were the case. He wouldn’t look this good.
Long story short, the lying liars have lied to you again. Shame on you if you believed them; good on you if you remained a skeptic. If you want the real news on Latin America, don’t look to your corporate outlets. Remember, they have corporate interests to pander to, and they don’t give a damn about the truth…or YOUR right to be properly informed.
Oh yeah, and one more thing: ¡VIVA CHAVECITO, CARAJO!
PS: More at Aporrea.
The Venezuelan minister of communications and information, Ernesto Villegas, showed the first pictures of president Hugo Chávez in his recovery process after the operation he received in Havana, Cuba, last December 11, to remove cancerous cells detected in his pelvic region.
The pictures show the president accompanied by two of his daughters.
The president’s fight against cancer started in June 2011, when he had two urgent operations after a pelvic abscess was discovered, and subsequently, a cancerous lesion.
On June 30, Chávez addressed the nation to inform them, from Havana and in mid-recovery, of “the existence of an abscessed tumor (in the pelvic region), with cancer cells present.”
On October 20, after returning from one of his trips to Cuba, the president announced that he had undergone new medical tests and that they did not detect “active malignant cells” in his body.
In February 2012, Chávez revealed the return of a lesion in the same area where the June tumor had been found, and immediately underwent a third operation. Weeks later, on March 4, he informed that there had been “a recurrence of cancer”.
Between March and May of last year, Chávez made weekly trips to Havana, to receive five courses of radiotherapy. He later stated that his condition had stabilized.
Months later, after winning the election on October 7, Chávez went back to Cuba in November and upon his return, on December 8, announed the appearance of “malignant cells” in the same region of the earlier lesion, which forced him to be treated for the fourth time in less than two years.
The operation took place on December 11, and during the days following, the president recovered well, presenting a “progressive and favorable recuperation of normal vital signs.”
Vice-president Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that the president continues to fight for his recovery, and that he is receiving a new phase of medical treatment in Havana.
“We passed some very complex days in December. In January, the post-operative cycle ended. Today, he [Chávez] is receiving complementary treatments, as we have said, treatments which are extremely complex and difficult,” Maduro said.
Maduro added that the president is “moving forward, improving, as he would say, ‘in a spirit of battle'”.
During his most recent visit to Havana, Maduro met with Chávez’s family and medical team, relaying a message of solidarity in name of the Venezuelan people, to keep the president company “24 hours a day”.
Translation mine. Here’s some video, for those into that sort of thing:
It’s Ernesto Villegas, the information minister (and a former VTV journalist himself), convening a nationwide simultaneous broadcast to announce the news. So you KNOW it’s a biggie. BTW, he addresses the “lost voice” the way I predicted earlier, as a temporary side effect of having been intubated for breathing problems while fighting off a lung infection.