By Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), Mar 7th 2013
Venezuela's left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own.
On Sunday pro-Chavez and opposition youth movements gathered in different parts of Caracas to demonstrate their respective positions over the political situation in Venezuela related to President Hugo Chavez’s health.
Last night, communication minister Ernesto Villegas read out a statement from the government informing the people that president Hugo Chavez's condition is worsening and he has a new respiratory infection.
Venezuelan Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced on Friday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has begun new rounds of chemotherapy treatments after an improvement in his overall condition after cancer surgery.
A claim by the ex-Panamanian ambassador to the Organisation of American States (OAS) that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez died several days ago after being “brain dead since 30 December” has been dismissed as “attention-seeking” and “speculation” by supporters of the Venezuelan president.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in an open letter has urged countries of the South American and African continents to unite into a “true pole of power”, while railing against recent Western interventions in Africa.