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Former Ambassador of Panama to the OAS: "Hugo Chavez is dead"
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
(Yeah...I really disliked him and what he did to Venezuela THAT much) Lets hope his replacement isn't worse.
but they are citing cnn chilie
Guillermo Cochez, a Panamanian politician, says the president of Venezuela is deceased. Talking with CNN Chile, the former ambassador said that on December 30 President Chavez had been declared brain dead in Cuba, returning to Venezuela eventually in that state. Therefore Chavez could not have been visited by the various leaders who reportedly met him... The information obtained by the former diplomat says are "sources within the Venezuelan government" and that is information that has been circulating for weeks... Guillermo also said Chavez died four days ago and asked her daughters to disconnect the ventilator which was connected to survive.
Originally posted by Helious
Yeah, he was sure one for the record books. It's not sad to see him go but I wonder who Obama is going to take political tips from now.edit on 27-2-2013 by Helious because: (no reason given)
But Guillermo Cochez is also arguably a conspiracy theorist. Earlier on Wednesday, Cochez — and only Chochez — reported that Chávez had been brain dead since December 30. Cochez said that Chávez was being kept on life support and later, citing sources within the Venezuelan government, added that his daughters had finally decided to pull the plug. Assuming the best for President Chávez's health, it sort of sounds like Cochez is just trolling the Venezuelans. "I challenge the Venezuelan government to prove me wrong, and to present President Chávez so that it's known whether what I say is the truth or a lie," Cochez told CNN Chile. (Forgive the choppy Spanish translation; it's been a while since college.) So do we believe the guy who's daring the Venezuelan government to prove him wrong?