Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been battling an undisclosed cancer since this summer, has reportedly been rushed to the hospital with kidney failure.
According to Venezuelan press sources, that are highly monitored by the government, Chavez was rushed to the Military Hospital in Caracas in serious condition through the emergency room. Just this past Sunday Chavez went on government television to assure his people he was on the path to recovery in spite of having the fourth round of chemotherapy in Cuba
The 57-year-old left leaning leader had a cancerous tumor removed in Cuba on June 20. He and his administration have never disclosed what type of cancer it is but insist the cancer has been contained.
Chavez recently provided last minute notification that he would not be addressing the UN General Assembly this week and would remain in Venezuela.
Nonetheless, Chavez phoned into state television to say his kidney failure were ‘rumors’ and that it was his political rivals and the media that are speculating on his demise.