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Hugo Chavez declared cerebral death on December 30 2013

Posted on March 05, 2013 by Akashma Online News

By Marivel Guzman

Controversy surrounds Chavez death

Hugo Chavez UN photo press

Hugo Chavez UN photo press

The news of the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez broke today, March 05, 2013 will be recorded as the official date of death. But in fact, he was declared brain death on December 30, 2013, said Guillermo Cochez, Former Panamanian Ambassador for OEA.
He went on to say that Chavez was disconnected from the machines that kept him alive on February 23, by order of his daughters.

“The information that I have is that December 30 or 31 Hugo Chavez was declared death, that’s why nobody was able to see him or talk to him. It was a lie that Fidel Castro was visiting Chavez every day, or that Raul Castro talked to him every day. Also I know that Chavez was transported to Venezuela, because Cuban representatives did not want that Chavez  be disconnected from the machines that kept him alive in Cuba, for that reason was taken to Venezuela and disconnected by order of his daughters, for respect to their father and tired to see the body of their father being manipulated,” said Guillermo Cochez.

Why Hugo Chavez’s death was kept hidden for four days?
The rumors said that the government  of Maduro, -who was left in place in Hugo’s place- was preparing a plan for the succession to power. Afraid of the opposition.

When Chavez announced that his cancer had returned, he addressed Venezuelans and appointed Vice President Madure as president, as the Venezuela constitution specifies.

If the president dies, Venezuela’s constitution specifies that the vice president assumes the presidency until new elections can be held.

At the beginning of December, Chavez announced that his cancer had returned and said he wanted Maduro to replace him;  if “something were to happen that would incapacitate me.” Chavez said in a press conference before  leaving to Cuba for treatment, for fourth time in.

“My firm opinion, as clear as the full moon irrevocable, absolute, total; is that you elect Nicolas Maduro as president,” Chavez said, waving a copy of the Venezuelan Constitution as he spoke in front of cameras.
Now is up to the people of Venezuela to upheld Chavez last wish. To elect Nicolas Maduro as president. Time will tell

Before Chavez underwent his latest operation in December, he explained why he had chosen Maduro:

“He’s one of the young leaders with the greatest ability to continue, if I’m unable to — God knows what he does — if I’m unable to, to continue with his firm hand, with his gaze, with his heart of a man of the people, with his gift for people, with his intelligence, with the international recognition he’s earned, with his leadership, leading the presidency.”

It could result in a rebellion of the forces of “Chavismo”, the name given to the left-wing political ideology based on the ideas, programs and government style associated with the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. Chavista is a term to describe strong supporters of Chavez, which is closely associated with support for Chavismo.

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s interim president who is likely to stand for elections within 30 days, said Tuesday: “In the immense pain of this historic tragedy that has affected our fatherland, we call on all the compatriots to be vigilant for peace, love, respect and tranquility.” Maduro announced the military and police would be deployed to maintain order in Chavez’s immediate absence, while Venezuela announced it’s expelling two U.S. military officials accused of plotting against the government.

On January 10, Venezuela started a new electoral process but it is not necessary a new swearing in relation of the president Hugo Rafael Chavez, because there is not a interruption in the exercise of his job, said Luisa Estela Morales, President of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice in Venezuela.

Luisa Estella Morales, has backed the Government’s argument of “administrative continuity” to the already official absence of the president. With this the Tribunal set the precedent that Chavez is still president even if he is absent. Now after the announcement of his death, the tribunal will have to swear the vice president Nicolas Maduro, until Venezuela is ready for new elections. El Pais And again we ask the question; why hide to Venezuela that Chavez is death. Unless the chavistas were working overtime, under the shadows preparing for the elections, with this having the upper hand of a few days.

Hugo Chavez Named his Succesor

Posted on December 09, 2012 by Akashma Online News


Published Saturday, Dec. 08 2012, 10:16 PM EST
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 08 2012, 11:48 PM EST

Hugo Chavez Venezuelan President named his successor after announcing that his cancer had returned.


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his cancer has returned and that he will undergo another surgery in Cuba.

Mr. Chavez, who won re-election on Oct. 7, also said on Saturday night for the first time that if his health were to worsen, his successor would be Vice President Nicolas Maduro.

“We should guarantee the advance of the Bolivarian Revolution,” Mr. Chavez said on television, seated at the presidential palace with Mr. Maduro and other aides.

The president said that tests had shown a return of “some malignant cells” in the same area where tumors were previously removed.

“I need to return to Havana tomorrow,” Mr. Chavez said, adding that he would undergo surgery in the coming days.

Mr. Chavez just came back from Havana early Friday, and his quick trip home appeared to allow him to send a clear directive to his inner circle that Mr. Maduro would be his chosen successor. He called for his allies to pull together, saying: “Unity, unity, unity.”

Mr. Chavez named Mr. Maduro, his longtime foreign minister, as his choice for vice president three days after winning re-election. Mr. Maduro, a burly former bus driver, has shown unflagging loyalty and become a leading spokesman for Venezuela’s socialist leader in recent years.

The vice president’s expression was solemn as Mr. Chavez said that Mr. Maduro should become president if any complication were to prevent him from finishing his current term, which concludes in early January. Mr. Chavez said that if new elections are held, his movement’s candidate should be Mr. Maduro.

“You all elect Nicolas Maduro as president,” Mr. Chavez said.

The Venezuelan constitution says that if a president-elect dies before taking office, a new election should be held within 30 days and that in the meantime the president of the National Assembly is to be in charge of the government.

While he spoke, Mr. Chavez was seated at a table flanked by both Mr. Maduro and National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello.

Mr. Chavez is scheduled to be sworn in for a new six-year term Jan. 10, and he called his relapse a “new battle.”

He is to undergo his third operation to remove cancerous tissue in about a year and a half.

The 58-year-old president first underwent cancer surgery for an unspecified type of pelvic cancer in Cuba in June 2011, after an operation for a pelvic abscess earlier in the month found the cancer. He had another cancer surgery last February after a tumor appeared in the same area. He has also undergone chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Mr. Chavez said tests immediately after his re-election win had shown no sign of cancer. But he said he had swelling and pain, which he thought was due to “the effort of the campaign and the radiation therapy treatment.”

“It’s a very sensitive area, so we started to pay a lot of attention to that,” he said, adding that he had reduced his public appearances.

Mr. Chavez made his most recent trip to Cuba on the night of Nov. 27, saying he would receive hyperbaric oxygen treatment. Such treatment is regularly used to help heal tissues damaged by radiation treatment.

Mr. Chavez said that he has been coping with pain and that while he was in Cuba thorough exams detected the recurrence of cancer.

He arrived back in Caracas on Friday after 10 days of medical treatment in Cuba, but until Saturday night had not referred to his health. His unexplained decision to skip a summit of regional leaders in Brazil on Friday had raised suspicions among many Venezuelans that his health had taken a turn for the worse.

Mr. Chavez said that he was requesting permission from lawmakers to travel to Havana.

“I hope to give you all good news in the coming days,” said Mr. Chavez, who held up a crucifix and expressed faith.

Dr. Carlos Castro, scientific director of the League Against Cancer in neighboring Colombia, told The Associated Press that he expects the operation will likely be followed by more chemotherapy.

“It’s behaving like a sarcoma, and sarcoma doesn’t forgive,” Dr. Castro said, adding that he wouldn’t be surprised if the cancer had also spread to the lungs or other areas.

“We knew this was going to happen,” he said. “This isn’t good.”

Throughout his treatment, Mr. Chavez has kept secret various details about his illness, including the precise location of the tumors and the type of cancer. He has said he travels to Cuba for treatment because his cancer was diagnosed by doctors there.

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