On January 3, the Los Angeles Times headlined "Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez's status questioned by opposition," saying:
They "demand to know whether (he'll) "return for his swearing-in Jan. 10."
"The uncertainty over whether Chavez's cancer is terminal and whether he is incapacitated has increased signs of instability."
Venezuelan officials dispute scurrilous reports. Maduro condemned "right-wing" journalists. They spread fear-mongering rumors about Chavez's imminent death.
He's conscious and stable, said Madur. At the same time, his condition is "complex and delicate."
BBC is UK owned, operated, and controlled. It lacks credibility. It's manipulative and unreliable. It proliferates state propaganda. It notoriously misreports on Venezuela.
On January 2, it headlined "Venezuela opposition demands 'truth' on Chavez health," saying:
"(T)ell the whole truth," demanded opposition leader Aveledo. He "accused the government of acting irresponsibly."
BBC accused Maduro of "giv(ing) very little further detail about the condition of Mr. Chavez."