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Report: Hugo Chavez Near Death, Not Expected to Live More Than a Few Months
|Last Edited||Patrick May 30, 2012 03:37pm|
|Author||Kyle Munzenrieder |
|News Date||Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||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. |
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.