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Hugo Chavez free of cancer?

Despite his preposterous claims of having gotten rid of a mysterious cancer, presumably at the hands of voodoo Cuban medicine, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is looking very bad indeed, as this recent picture shows. Chavez appears bloated in the face and behind ears.

The picture tell a different story though. Considering that Chavez, who's been unable to keep any of the promises and declarations he has made in the last 12 years, is the sole source of the late announcement, one can only conclude that declaring himself free of cancer is just another baseless and inaccurate statement of the dictatorial caudillo, and just the contrary may be taking place.