Hugo Chavez finally dead

Thomas Lifson
The man who claimed he could smell sulfur at the UN General Assembly podium after George W. Bush, (whom he called "El Diablo") spoke may finally be getting a real dose of the smelly element. After a bout with cancer that began in 2011, Hugo Chavez is meeting his eternal reward today, after nearly wrecking his native Venezuela's democracy and economy. His death may have been due to an infection incurred while he underwent treatment in Cuba's medical system. The wizards of the M.D. Anderson cancer institute in Houston might have done much better, but Chavez's hatred of America would not allow him to seek treatment where it might have done him some good. An election to replace him as president must held within 30 days, and it is expected to see his vice president and chosen successor Nicolas Maduro face Henrique Capriles, a centrist state governor who was narrowly defeated by Chavez in the presidential election late last year. While Maduro lacks Chavez's charisma, he still has the...(Read Full Post)

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