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Weekend At Hugo's'? Morbid Humor As Ailing Chavez Misses Inauguration

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CARACAS - Thursday was supposed to be the day Hugo Chavez was inaugurated for a fourth term as Venezuela's president. But the ceremony has been postponed as he is recovering from a reported "severe" lung infection after his latest cancer surgery in Havana, Cuba.

Though Chavez has not been seen in public for more than a month, Vice President Nicolas Maduro and Speaker of the National Assembly Diosdado Cabello assure the world that he will make a full recovery and return to government.

Others are, well, a bit skeptical. Someone with a long memory for bad movies and little respect for the ailing Caudillo, has even compare the situation to the 1989 cult hit Weekend At Bernie's...

Translation: ""Weekend at Chavez". This corpse is very much alive. Premiering January 10."

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