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Venezuela´s Hugo Chavez
not in coma, brother says

Reuters, by Andrew Cawthorne & Diego Ore

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/12/2013 9:12:04 PM

Caracas - Venezuela´s cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chavez, is recovering in Cuba and is not in a coma as some have rumored a month after surgery, his brother, Adan Chavez, said after a visit to Havana. The 58-year-old socialist leader has not been seen or heard from since his December 11 cancer surgery - his fourth such operation after the disease was detected in his pelvic area in mid-2011 - leaving Venezuela in a state of suspense. (Snip) "Information on social networks and in other places, saying the president is in a coma and his family are discussing the supposed disconnection of life

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Death Watch 2013 Continues. Comandante Chavez awaits visit from Generalissimo Francisco Franco anytime now.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: philemon1967, 1/12/2013 10:14:38 PM     (No. 9113422)

Hugo Chavez is not in a coma... because he is brain dead.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/12/2013 11:01:52 PM     (No. 9113453)

Weekend at Hugo´s

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