CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez, the fiery populist who declared a socialist revolution in Venezuela, crusaded against U.S. influence and championed a leftist revival across Latin America, died Tuesday at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. During more than 14 years in office, Chavez routinely challenged the status quo at home and internationally. He polarized Venezuelans with his confrontational and domineering style, yet was also a masterful communicator and strategist who tapped into Venezuelan nationalism to win broad support, particularly among the poor. Vice President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by other government officials, announced the death in a
I have no more details then what is reported, which is he died of cancer. Where is the best cancer treatment in the world (at least for now)? If he had not been such an #** he could have come here for treatment and still be alive, there is a God!
Obama will invite the Caracas Carcass to the White Hut for a special award...
"For Conspicuous Posthumous and Posthumorous Longevity Levity"
The Generalissimo Francisco Franco Award for longest dying scene in charismatic history...
Accepting the award for President Chavez will be... Chevy "Chavez" Chase... the SNL Alum most famously associated with Francisco Franco... Who, btw, is STILL dead... After nearly four decades of endless appearances as Cadaver in Chief...
Next up for a Camp David Sequester Moment... "Weekend At Bernie´s... Part Four"
Good riddance to you, filthy commie pig. All the cowardly bravado, all the stealing of people´s money, all the misery you and your ilk create...and for what? Nothing could stop you from dying at a young 58...aside from maybe some good medical care from your enemy the USA.
Hope you had that thought as the cloak of death surrounded you. Hey, I could have done something GOOD for my country, I could have gotten help for my health from the USA, I could have done alot, but now I am dead.
A great day for the world. Oh, and Hugo, the Bush´s are doing quite fun. Hope you thought of them too. George was enjoying his ranch while you were suffering.
The world is a better place and Venezuela, a country I visited several times and grew to love will be better for his early passing. Hopefully PDVSA the national oil company will get the kind of professional management they need as they are in dire straits now and the economy can turn around.
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D S Craft, 3/5/2013 7:12:24 PM (No. 9210167)
Hey Obama, since your Obamacare isn´t going to take care of you should you come down with a nasty brain cancer at least we know where you will be going for treatment...I´m sure the Castro boys will pull no stops to plug you into the same machines your pal Hugo so successfully used. It´s probably still warm too...hurry, hurry and beat the rush...
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