Hugo Chavez DEAD? Hugo Chavez absence sparks conspiracy
Rob Houglum. We the People Saturday, April 21, 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been out of view for a week, speaking only through Twitter messages and written statements while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba.
The absence of any appearances on TV has Venezuelans wondering about what his unusual silence might say about his battle with cancer, and whether Chavez could be dealing with an extremely troublesome phase of radiation care.
More than two dozen messages have appeared on Chavez's Twitter account since he left for Cuba on April fourteen. He has cheered on adherents with slogans such as "Let's continue building socialism!" In others, he has feted his army commanders, told finance for local governments and promised to survive and win re-election in October.
But he has rarely mentioned his cancer therapy.
Countrywide Assembly President Diosdado Cabello reiterated on Friday that Chavez is predicted to come back to Venezuela soon.
"God prepared, the week after next he'll be here again with us once he has finished the treatment," Cabello expounded in a televised speech. He insisted that even when Chavez is away in Cuba, "he leads the same as if he were here in Venezuela."
"The commander's presence here isn't necessary, because just the same he is the commander of the revolution," Cabello claimed.
But even some of Chavez's fans have been saying lately that they wonder what's happening with his health .
"It makes me downcast, but my Comandante must not be as well as they say," said Guillermo Suarez, a street vendor selling sun shades. "It's already been many days that we haven't seen him, heard him."
Chavez, who has been president since 1999, has for some time been a unceasing presence on Venezuelan television, often addressing the country for several hours most days in addition to his marathon Sunday programme "Hello, President." But recently there have been no episodes of "Hello, President," and Chavez said he anticipated his last rounds of radiation care, which started last month, to be coarse.
Chavez hasn't discussed details of the radiation-based treatments, pronouncing they have diminished his strength but have been going well. Last weekend, he decided not to attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, the kind of high visibility world event where he would formerly have taken center of stage. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro confirmed the call on Chavez's behalf, announcing he was skipping the peak on the advice of his doctors.
Chavez commenced radiation treatment in Cuba in late March after receiving an operation in February that removed a second tumor from his pelvic region. The 1st was taken out last June. He has kept secret some details of his sickness, including the type of cancer and the precise situation of the growths.
Doctors say common side effects of radiation treatment include fatigue and damage to areas exposed to the radiation beams , as well as revulsion and diarrhoea in cases like Chavez's in which the pelvic area is treated .
Chavez also was away in Havana continually last year while undergoing chemotherapy after the opening surgery.
During previous trips to Cuba, Chavez has periodically appeared on television, either in phone calls or appearances with his aides or children. He has given the appearance of continuing to work and staying up with affairs at home.
Before his latest trip to Cuba, Chavez claimed he planned to stay away longer to allow for his last 2 rounds of radiation treatment, and obtained approval from judiciary to leave the country for over 5 days as required by the constitution.
In the past week, his Twitter messages have been read out loud by his Cabinet ministers at televised events. At one event Friday, Chavez's followers responded with shouts of "Onward, Comandante!"
Without Chavez online, state television has instead shown a salsa concert, documentaries and a Mass. Such programs and newscasts are interspersed with a short segment showing a healthy Chavez welcoming kids in slow-mo against a background of folk music.
Pro-Chavez lawmaker Dario Vivas dismissed fears about Chavez keeping a lower key profile, announcing the president remains fully in control and is restoring his health .
"The same folks who moan that he talks a lot are the ones who get panicked when they do not hear him," Vivas expounded Friday outside an event at the Nation's Assembly.
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