According to an intelligence report revealed by Wikileaks, the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is far worse than is being shared with the public.
The report, which includes testimony from Russian and Cuban doctors who were involved with his operations in Cuba, states that due to possible carcinogenic tumors in both his prostate and colon, as well as a potential metastasis to lymph nodes and bone marrow, President Chavez could have as little as one to two years left to live.
Chavez recently traveled to Cuba for another operation, as doctors found a lesion in his pelvic area. Though he had previously claimed that he was cured of cancer, the 57-year-old president’s government has reportedly begun preparing for a post-Chavez Venezuela.
Regarding the recent release of reports from an intelligence company called Stratfor, Wikileaks writes:
On Monday February 27th, 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing The Global Intelligence Files, over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The e-mails date between July 2004 and late December 2011. They reveal the inner workings of a company that fronts as an intelligence publisher, but provides confidential intelligence services to large corporations, such as Bhopal’s Dow Chemical Co., Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and government agencies, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Marines and the US Defence [sic] Intelligence Agency. The emails show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods.
Statfor President George Friedman told Univision the leaks were just “another attempt to silence and intimidate the company. Friedman claimed that “some of the emails may be forged or altered to include inaccuracies,” though added that “some may be authentic.” He did not state which were accurate and which were not.