Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chavez Still in Critical Condition

Well, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy… Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is reportedly in critical condition after undergoing surgery in Havana, Cuba.

Chavez is “in critical condition, not grave, but critical, complicated,” a source told a Spanish-language, sister publication of the Miami Herald. Officials say Chavez underwent surgery June 10 for a pelvic abscess, which is an accumulation of pus that can have various causes, including infection or surgical complications. Neither Chavez nor doctors treating him have disclosed what caused his abscess.

Nobody has heard Chavez speak since he talked by telephone with Venezuelan state television on June 12, saying he was quickly recovering from the surgery two days earlier. The only glimpse of Chavez came when the Cuban government released photos of the Venezuelan leader at the hospital with Fidel Castro and Cuban President Raul Castro on June 17.

Venezuelans have been spared the daily speeches and television appearances by Chavez that can last several hours, even when he's traveling abroad.
Because he has not been seen there have been increasing rumors that he has died but authorities have sought to quash such talk, saying he will be heard from shortly.

Adan Chavez, one of the leader's brothers who is a state governor (nepotism is alive and well), said "The president is a strong man." He added that "it's not clear" when his younger brother would return home, but said the president is expected to leave Cuba within 10 to 12 days. Before his pelvic surgery, a knee injury forced Chavez to postpone a trip to Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba.

It makes me wonder why the National Health Care System in Venezuela was not good enough to take care of El Presidente. Surely it would not have anything to do with him not trusting his own doctors. Funny how dictators don’t like going to hospitals in their own countries…. Well, maybe not funny, maybe there is a good reason for that….


Here's a good You Tube Clip of a car crash -the driver, Allen McNish unbelievably walked away...

Live Long and Prosper (and stay out of Venezuelan hospitals)….

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