Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. File photo from PULSAR

HAVANA TIMES – Given the recent rumors about the possible death of the Venezuelan president, VP Nicolás Maduro said today that Hugo Chavez is currently battling for his health and life, reported PULSAR news service.

Maduro explained that the president is facing a delicate health condition “simply because he gave his all for the poor and worked tirelessly without rest for the Venezuelan people.”

Hugo Chavez is being treated at the Military Hospital in Caracas since February 18 when he was transferred from Havana, Cuba, where he underwent delicate surgery to treat cancer in the “pelvic area”.  It was his fourth such operation in a year and  a half.

Maduro also rejected the Venezuelan opposition demands for proof of the state of health of President Chavez. The vice president accused the opposition of treason and said they will never believe any information the government provides the Venezuelan people about the health of Hugo Chavez.

While Maduro said the president has lived hard times after his surgery in Cuba, he  insisted that Chavez is still giving orders despite his breathing difficulties.

11 thoughts on “Chavez Is Battling for His Life, says VP

  • i wonder what this has to do with this thread because there is no famine in Venezuela and the country is not communist nor socialist and is still a capitalist country but if you are speaking of some food shortages and the hoarding and cut off of supply where thousands of tons of food by the many capitalist companies such as POLAR have been hidden in warehouses or sold on the black market, then their have been problems.

    This is called a capitalist strike, same as they have done to the money supply which is called investment and the closing of factories and layoffs and slowly are being address but the grassroots, militants groups and Marxists have called for the expropriation of the levers of real power which are economic and controlled by the banks, large companies and such which are both the national and international bourgeois.

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