He falsely accused government officials of "hiding more information than" they give. Western media proliferate fear-mongering.
On January 3, the Washington Post headlined "Venezuelans demand answers on Chavez's health." Government officials were accused of being "tight-lipped."
"(S)uspense is killing Venezuela."
On January 3, the Spanish newspaper ABC turned truth on its head. No corroborating evidence was cited. Unnamed sources were used.
They claim Chavez is in an induced coma on life support. Cancer spread to his lower spine, bladder, and other organs.
His death could be imminent. The Global Post covered the story. It said "The right-leaning ABC doesn't have an entirely solid record of reporting on Cuba." Its stories are notoriously unreliable.
Its claims about Castro's "imminent demise" proved false.
Maduro calls ABC "Franco-ist."