More Questions about Chávez’s Health
Via the BBC: Hugo Chavez denies media reports of health emergency
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has denied US media reports that he was rushed to hospital with kidney failure linked to his cancer treatment.
"I’m fine, I’m having my first coffee of the day," Mr Chavez, 57, told state TV by telephone.
Mr Chavez, who had a fourth and final round of chemotherapy last week, urged Venezuelans to ignore such rumours.
The Miami-based Nuevo Herald newspaper had quoted hospital sources as saying he was in a serious condition.
In a telephone interview with VTV, Mr Chavez said reports about his health were untrue.
"I ask the Venezuelan people to ignore these rumours. If anything happened, I’d be the first person to tell you about any difficulty," he said.
One does wonder as to how healthy the man actually is.
He stands for re-election later this year.