OK, so maybe ‘Luis Posada Carriles’ people’, with their arthritic limbs and Alzheimer’s-racked minds may have been plotting to kill Hugo Chavez. However, this does not explain his absence from ‘Alo Presidente’. Why would Chavez cancel two days of a planned four day program? Certainly he wasn’t afraid of Posada Carriles’ people barging into the studios of ‘Alo Presidente’? If I were a Chavez supporter, I’d be concerned for the president’s health. These sorts of unexplained public disappearances are characteristic of a leader with a personality cult around him. Appearances are important to maintain, and any chink in the president’s armor must be covered up. Again I will pose the question: Why did Chavez disappear from public view for three days?