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An update now on another government leader no friend to America the prognosis for Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez sounds grim.
The 58 year old president recently underwent his fourth cancer related surgery in Cuba now his condition is being described as delicate.
Steve Harrigan is following us live from Miami what do we know -- John Hugo Chavez's condition is being described in many different ways the official version.
From the government is as you said delicate it's coming from the vice president who says.
Hugo -- is fully conscious that he's been able to have several conversations with him over the past three days and that he's coherent he understands his situation.
Nicholas -- us that these Internet rumors that Chavez may have slipped into a coma or is on life support are simply unfounded attacks on the government.
But sick people the real question now.
It's whether Chavez will be able to attend his own inauguration.
On January 10 already there have been hints from the government about possibly postponing that date.
That Travis has handpicked his successor.
Is vice president a one time bus driver Nicholas a thorough.
But if Chavez were to be incapacitated or die before that inauguration.
There would have to be a new presidential election called within thirty days.
There's certainly no guarantee that the little -- -- -- could actually win a general election John.
Doesn't sound like things are looking good for him right now.
No certainly the fact that the vice president himself has gone to Cuba to be there.
With Chavis is a sign that things are very serious and also.
No one has seen or heard from -- over the past three weeks of despite these claims they were brought him out probably he was in decent shape at all -- Steve Harrigan live from Miami keeping -- -- on that thank you.
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