Posts Tagged ‘Jose Gregorio Hernandez’

Amid woes at home, Maduro meets with Pope Francis

| June 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
The Miami Herald

BY JIM WYSS

BOGOTA – Venezuela and the Vatican haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. During his 14 years in power, late President Hugo Chávez often battled with the church, accusing leaders of participating in a coup against him and calling a Venezuelan cardinal a “troglodyte” on national TV.

But on Monday, Chávez’s successor, President Nicolás Maduro, said he’d had an “extraordinary” meeting with Pope Francis, where the two men talked about poverty, politics and peace in South America.

Speaking at a news conference after their encounter, Maduro said he’d proposed that the Vatican and Venezuela work together to take the administration’s signature social missions, which include free housing and healthcare, to other parts of the world.

“It was an extraordinary conversation with a human being full of humility,” Maduro said. “I told him that I felt represented by the ethics that he expressed.”

In a statement, the Vatican called the meeting “cordial” and said the men had ... Read More

Hugo Chavez’s Life and Death Battle

| November 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
The Huffington Post

BY JOEL D. HIRST

On October 20th President Hugo Chavez declared himself free of cancer. Kissing a statue of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, Venezuela’s patron saint of health, he stated, “I’ve finished the final stage of treatment (…) I can say I got an ‘A’ on my tests (…) they show that I am cancer free.”

Yet despite these assertions, reports filtering out of the Venezuelan capital tell a different story regarding the physical condition of the bombastic Venezuelan president. On November 19th the Wall Street Journal published an article in which they allege that Chavez’s cancer is far from cured; but on the contrary has metastasized, spreading into his bones. Quoting from reports by one European intelligence agency to which WSJ had access, doctors treating President Chavez have concluded, “the spread of the disease is now accelerating.”

Even more specific was an article in the important Brazilian magazine Veja. This article — also allegedly supported by ... Read More

Revista Veja: La lucha secreta de Chávez contra el cáncer

| November 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
By Rodrigo Rangel VEJA Brazil

LEONARDO COUTINHO Y DUDA TEIXEIRA

(En Español)

Hace un mes, el presidente venezolano, Hugo Chávez besó la imagen de yeso del médico José Gregorio Hernández (1864-1919), idolatrado como un santo en su país, agradeciendo la “curación” de su cáncer. Pantomima. La foto de arriba, hecha dos semanas atrás, muestra otra realidad. El rostro hinchado, la piel reseca, la falta de cabello y el aspecto cansado componen el retrato de un hombre enfermo, muy enfermo. “ Su apariencia muestra que el tratamiento continua, y que el cáncer está activo o podría volver”, dice el oncólogo Ademar Lópes de São Paulo. Ese criterio es reforzado por una serie de informes detallados de la evolución del cáncer de Chávez, generados por fuentes en Venezuela, a los que la revista Veja tuvo acceso.

Según estos informes, Chávez no sólo sigue enfermo, sino que su cuadro clínico se complica cada día que pasa. El cáncer, que estaba  restringido ... Read More

Chavez’s secret fight against cancer

| November 20th, 2011 | 4 Comments »
By Rodrigo Rangel VEJA Brazil

LEONARDO COUTINHO AND DUDA TEIXEIRA

(In English, Translated by La Patilla)

A month ago, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez kissed the plaster image of doctor Jose Gregorio Hernandez (1864-1919), worshiped as a saint in his country, and thanked him for “curing” his cancer. Play acting. The photo above, made two weeks ago, reveals a different reality. The puffy face, dry skin, lack of hair and the tired look make up the portrait of a very sick man. “His appearance shows that the treatment continues, and the cancer is active or it could return,” says oncologist Ademar Lopes of São Paulo. This assessment is reinforced by a series of detailed accounts of the evolution of Chavez’s cancer, generated from sources in Venezuela, which VEJA had access to. According to these reports, Chavez is not only sick, but his clinical picture is complicated with each passing day. The cancer, which was confined to the prostate and ... Read More

O combate secreto de Chávez contra o câncer

| November 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
By Rodrigo Rangel VEJA Brazil

LEONARDO COUTINHO E DUDA TEIXEIRA

Há um mês, o presidente venezuelano Hugo Chávez beijou a imagem de gesso do médico José Gregorio Hernández (1864-1919), idolatrado como santo em seu país, em agradecimento à “cura” de seu câncer. Jogo de cena. A foto acima, feita duas semanas atrás, desvela a realidade. O rosto inchado, a pele ressecada, a ausência de cabelos e o aspecto cansado compõem o retrato de um homem doente, muito doente. “Sua aparência mostra que o tratamento continua, e que o câncer ainda está ativo ou poderá voltar”, diz o oncologista Ademar Lopes, de São Paulo. Essa avaliação é reforçada por um conjunto de relatos detalhados da evolução do câncer de Chávez, produzidos por fontes da Venezuela, aos quais VEJA teve acesso. Segundo tais relatos, ele não só segue doente como seu quadro clínico se complica a cada dia. O câncer, que estava restrito à próstata e ao cólon, há ... Read More