. . . . it looks like Generalissimo Francisco Franco Hugo Chaves is still – breathing. Maybe.
Reports are scanty, but it seems that recovery from Chavez’s last cancer surgery hasn’t gone all that well. Chavez is allegedly now in an “induced coma” with “very weak” vital signs, being kept alive only by life support that doctors could decide to terminate “at any moment”.
It appears the decision Chavez made to use steroids for strength during campaigning for Venezuela’s last presidential election might not have been best one he ever made. I’m no doctor,but using high levels of drugs known to promote unusual levels of cell growth as a cancer survivor – who probably was in the midst of an active recurrence of his cancer at the time – doesn’t strike me as a good idea.
There are rumors Chavez has already died. There are also calls by Venezuelan opposition figures for “the whole truth” regarding Chavez’s condition.