New, Oddly Posed Photos of Hugo Chavez in the Hospital Emerge
In the photo above, Chávez appears to be reading the back page of the Cuban newspaper Granma as his two daughters look on intensely. Because everyone knows that the most captivating page of a newspaper is the back page. That's where they hide all the good stories.
Clearly, the odd posing has nothing to do with making sure that a newspaper front page from yesterday is clearly in focus to prove that the photos are recent, and that Chávez hasn't been secretly dead for months or something. How can a dead man read today's newspaper?
According to the AP, the cancer-stricken leader is breathing through a tracheal tube that makes it difficult for him speak.
"After two months of a complicated postoperative process, the patient remains conscious, with his intellectual functions intact, in close communication with his government team," Information Minister Ernesto Villegas informed Venezuela on state television this morning.
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