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Chavez: Alive, Well and Recuperating in Caracas

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Chavez: Alive, Well, and Recuperating in Caracas - by Stephen Lendman

Responding in longer form to erroneous reports of his death, Mark Twain now is quoted saying, "Reports of my death death were greatly exaggerated."

Recently, major media managed (made up) news suggested that Hugo Chavez is seriously ill and close to death. Recuperating from illness, yes. Potentially terminal, absolutely not. From Caracas, Eva Golinger's July 1 article explained - headlined, "Chavez Overcomes Health Issue: Alive and Well, Despite Myths," accessed through the following link:

http://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/6317

More on her article below.

Throughout his tenure, major media in America, other Western countries, and Venezuela mercilessly bashed Chavez. In fact, they've shamelessly vilified him with slanderous pejoratives, while ignoring his popular support for over 12 years for providing vital social services fast disappearing in America and other Western countries.

As "the newspaper of record," perhaps New York Times reports have been most deplorable, notably from Caracas-based Simon Romero, who sees one thing yet reports another, producing agitprop, not real news and information, suggesting Chavez is more despot than democrat.

How former Times journalist John Hess once described the broadsheet, applies to him, saying:

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