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Published:July 1st, 2011 11:52 EST
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Hugo Chavez Has Cancer! Venezuelans And Americans Praying For Iconic Leader

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The usually vivacious Hugo Chavez, 56, confirmed in a stern speech on Thursday night he had surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor and was receiving more treatment."

Reuters

President Hugo Chavez is an iconic figure like Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, millions are breathing a sigh of relief that he isn`t on his death bed. Although Chavez has cancer, hopefully he will be around for many more years.

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Chavez may be reviled by the political elite in the United States, but he is beloved by the poor in Venezuela and America. While George W. Bush had nothing but platitudes for the poor who couldn`t afford heating oil in the winter of 2008, Chavez delivered free heating oil to needy American families.

Hugo Chavez hasn`t forgotten his working class roots, he has greatly improved the lives of the poor in Venezuela. Chavez hasn`t used Venezuela`s oil wealth to enrich himself, he has put it to good use improving the standard of living for millions of Venezuelans.

Chavez has fought American hegemony in South America, he is a valiant underdog fighting the imperial United States.

The President of Venezuela spoke for only 15 minutes when he admitted he was fighting cancer, hopefully he will soon be making hour-long speeches railing against Obama the warmonger.

Get well amigo, you have many supporters in the United States.

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