Radiation or Chemo for Chávez

Via the BBC:  Venezuela’s Chavez expects further cancer therapy

"I had a big, big tumour," he said. "When I saw that image, I said, ‘My God, it’s a baseball."’

"I’m in the second stage of the disease, [going through] an organ-by-organ assessment and other factors. I mustn’t give more details."

According to the piece, the Venezuelan president is reducing his workload due to his health, but will run for re-election next year.

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  1. Drew says:

    I think the nuclear option would be a bit of an over reach.

  2. Ben Wolf says:

    Will nothing get this guy out of office?