Report: Hugo Chavez Near Death, Not Expected to Live More Than a Few Months

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According to Dan Rather, of all reporters, a source close to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez says his cancer has reached its final stages and the dictator is not expected to live for more than a few more months. Reports of Chavez's failing health first emerged when he mysteriously flew to Havana in June of last year to receive surgery.

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Rather, the former CBS anchor who now hosts Dan Rather Reports on HDNet, sent out the following statement to press this afternoon:
"This reporter has been told that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that has 'entered the end stage.' The information and the quote come from a highly respected source close to Chavez and who is in a position to know his medical condition and history. This source says the prognosis is dire and that Chavez is now not expected to live 'more than a couple of months at most.' Chavez is running for re-election in Venezuela but several sources -- including the one who revealed the exact kind of cancer -- have told me that they believe it is doubtful the dictator will live to see the results."
However, the release notes that the information is only coming from a single source and has not been confirmed otherwise.

Chavez has vowed to run for reelection, and voting is scheduled for October 7. His regime has been careful to keep details of his health crisis from the public, but this is not the first speculation that he won't make it until then.

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wildcaiman3
wildcaiman3

What do you mean "the dictator"?? Chavez is no dictator!!

powersdj3
powersdj3

I hope and pray that President Chavez will somehow be dealt with by the Holy Spirit and become born again through Jesus Christ in his last days...he could have the opportunity to right a lot of wrongs while he is still living, as best he can.  Otherwise, a just and righteous God will determine the eternal fate of his soul, and either way, he will find out that there is indeed a God in Heaven who sees both the evil and the good...and judges accordingly.

hkinseyiii
hkinseyiii

And how many times has the imminent death of Fidel Castro been reported? Unless you are a rapper only the good die young.

Scarface
Scarface

When it will be the funeral services..?

dassault21
dassault21

If he dies after the result, they can change his title to "eternal president dear leader".

JonDoe
JonDoe

This POS should Die a Thousand Deaths before the next two months and then he can rot in hell

Terrinyc29
Terrinyc29

I hope he live forever...he is a strong man and we need strong people in this world

mono1977
mono1977

That lowlife chavez  snake should have died years ago.  His mentor castro as well.  chavez doesn't even deserve a capital letter in the mention of his name.  Hell is awating to serve his due reward  .... ...

Boanoticia
Boanoticia

I'd rather not trust this info. 

Danratherisajoke
Danratherisajoke

Dan Rather is not a reliable source of any type of information.  

Venezuelanviewpoint
Venezuelanviewpoint

That is an insult to all Venezuelans. And as a Venezuelan, I'm hugely insulted. Life in Venezuela used to be so good...I felt safe in my city, I was happy.

iLove9/11
iLove9/11

You are fucking stupid there is no god and Castro and Chavez are international heroes.

Venezuelanviewpoint
Venezuelanviewpoint

Firstly, let us Venezuelans have at least a shred of hope.

Secondly, do you know who Dan Rather is? He is very reliable, always has been and I trust him.

Why don't you go comment on American political issues, and let Venezuelans talk about what is affecting us.

Ignorant fool

JajaBinks
JajaBinks

LoL! What bullshit! They are going to  start doing the same thing they have been doing with Castro  for the past 20 some years. Every so often someone will say that either he died or is on the verge of death and everyone will come out and celebrate only to later find out that is was some bullshit rumor started by some bullshitting person. Castro has supposedly died at least 5 times that I can remember in the past few years. Lol.. GO MARLINS!

Jenna Mariana Dominguez
Jenna Mariana Dominguez

You lying sack of shit.......EVER HEARD OF CARACAZO IN 1989???? How safe was that, you liar?

Your existance is an insult, you piece of dung.

Jenna Mariana Dominguez
Jenna Mariana Dominguez

iLove911,

Let these Venezuelan ass lickers who hate Chavez go back to getting fucked by America. Some people are born to crawl on their bellys with a yoke around their neck as they take one dick up their ass and another in their mouth.

I mean really, who gives a fuck about these boot licking pieces of shit?

ECC
ECC

WTF with this person "iLove9/11" .. you should be banned from internet dude! first your username, then saying that castro and chavez are heroes?   what drugs are u taking? the ones that "the miamian zombie" took or what?    GET OUT OF HERE . first read the news, then we talk.

Morguetech
Morguetech

I can't wait for Chavez to die either, that way Venezuelan suck asses like yourself can go back to getting fucked by the U.S. government who will be more than happy to get control over your oil again like they were when previous traitorous presidents like Andres Perez were in charge.Besides, there needs to be more Caracazos so assholes like you can be killed off from time to time. Since you enjoy being a Beast of Burden and getting ass raped by America, I look forward to you getting your wish.

stealth_azblondguy
stealth_azblondguy

@Jenna Mariana Dominguez : You are obviously highly intelligent, and classy. A true woman for the ages. I truly hope you have not had any children, most likely you have, and you are on welfare in some country. As far as your comments, please leave your sex life out of conversation, the smell alone would cause vomiting. Have a nice day :).

MiamiChico28
MiamiChico28

@iLove9/11  What the fuck is wrong with you people... If you hate America so much get the fuck out. You will NOT be missed!!

stealth_azblondguy
stealth_azblondguy

The only drugs you took were the ones you had to slip to a woman to actually get her to sleep with you, though Jenna does sound right up your ally, though, I would make sure a hazmat suit is nearby. As far as your love for 9/11, it's a shame you were not in one of the buildings when it occurred, and your life exchanged for a decent human being's. Have a nice day :).

iLove9/11
iLove9/11

There's nothing wrong with loving 9/11. This is the internet I can do what I want and the only drugs I took were the ones that led me to wake up next to your wife in bed.

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