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Brazil Ready to Send Cancer Experts to Venezuela to Help Chavez

Chavez and Rousseff Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, who had her own battle against cancer, offered Venezuela president Hugo Chávez her support over the Venezuelan leader’s battle against cancer. According to the Brazilian Presidential House press Secretary, Rousseff expressed her sentiments during a phone call conversation.

The Brazilian leader offered Chavez to send specialists to Caracas to help him overcome the disease.

Rousseff also invited him to be treated in Brazil “if necessary”, spokesman for the Presidency, Rodrigo Baena, said. Last week, during a meeting with his counterpart in Caracas, Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota, had already made the same offer as Roussef’s.

In 2009, Dilma Rousseff was treated for lymphoma cancer at one’s of the countries’ top facilities, the Sírio Libanês Hospital, in São Paulo. Paraguayan President, Fernando Lugo, also underwent treatment at the medical facility.

Recently diseased Brazilian former vice president, José de Alencar, was treated as well for stomach cancer at the medical center in a battle that stretched for years.

According to the official press, during the 10 minute conversation, President Chávez thanked Brazil for its solidarity and vowed to ask his doctors about the possibility of traveling to neighboring country.

Chávez, 56, returned to Venezuela last Monday after being treated in Cuba for eighteen days. Chávez arrived in Cuba on June 8 for what ostensibly was a previously scheduled visit.

He has said he underwent an initial surgery on June 11 to have a pelvic abscess removed. After much speculation, Chavez admitted to have been treated for cancer undergoing a second six hour operation.

No Israeli Technology to Venezuela

Israel Aerospace Industries signed a joint venture with Brazil’s Synergy Group to manufacture Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) (drones) to fight drug trafficking in Brazilian borders under the condition that the aircrafts are not sold to Venezuela.

This comes as Venezuela and Israel have come apart after the government of President Chavez showed support for Palestine and attacked Israel for alleged human rights violations.

In January 2009, President Chavez expelled Israeli ambassador Shlomo Cohen and other diplomatic staff, after the Israeli air force launched dozens of air raids on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in December 2008.

Chavez holds that Israel violates international laws by perpetrating state terrorism in Palestine where a human catastrophe has been unfolded.

After relations with the Israeli government were halted, a group of armed men broke in the Tiferet Israel synagogue in Caracas where they damaged sacred texts and wrote anti-Semitic slogans on the walls.

But president Chavez condemned the attack, and Venezuelan Chancellor, Nicolas Maduro, said that Venezuela respects the Jewish people but opposes to the criminals that rule Israel, who have committed what he called a Palestinian holocaust for the past 60 years.

Venezuela and Brazil have kept good relations in recent years, with a number of co-operation agreements on several areas like housing, finance, energy, and border security.

Regardless of the good atmosphere in the region, the Brazilian Air Force has already purchased several UAV to monitor its borders with Bolivia and Paraguay and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has stated her government will get another ten.

Israel and Venezuela keep very little business trade, and after two years diplomatic relations between them remain broken. Some analysts suggest that the relations might be restored after the conflict in Gaza is over.



  • Show Comments (3)

  • a.norlina

    Yeah thanks USA for elected a gay economic advisor for my state
    You guys in the US and Canada have no idea what kind of gay this guy truly is. He only knows how to waste the government money with his street protest and of course gay parties- oh! yeah fiesta forever…. USA so called Islamic scholar from Washington Just tell your god father in the White House that this kind of Mullah of the US choice sucks to the core!!!!!

  • us observer

    brazil shows its true color is RED
    don,t they make a lovely couple …the little fat tin pot bluffer marxist clown CHAVEZ and the little fat former convict and marxist/terrorist DILMA DIPSH*T ROUSEFF… What a couple a fat red monkee and a fat pink parrot … its no wonder venezuela brazil cuba bolivia equador are 300 hundred years behind the western world and produce nothing but famine and disesase and corruption of course ….you idiots keep electing these clowns and the rest of the world laughs at your disfunction …

  • jan z. volens

    More to Brazil – Venezuela relations then apparent from the news.
    While Chavez is still posing with the Castros in Cuba and speaks about “deepening the revolution” in Venezuela, in reality Chavez has been listening since a couple years to the advise which has come from Brazil’s Lula and Argentina’s Nestor Kirchner: “Calm down about socialist revolution, and collaborate in the priority project of South America”: Geopolitical unity to gain independence from the USA. That is not a secret to sober observers. Lula and Dilma both receive their repolitical orientation from “Itamaraty” – which is the most effective organism for the defense of Brazil to develop its economy, infrastructure and international relations – without permission from the USA. The architects are Samuel Pinheiro Guimaraes (current embassador to UNASUR and former foreing policy advisor of Lula), Marco Aurelio Garcia (current foreing policy advisor of Dilma) and Celso Amorim (Lula’s minister of foreign relations, now possibly at Harvard). As most of “Itamaraty” they are academics and professors in Brazil’s leading universities. As a result, thus far: Chavez has normalized relations with Colombia, now with its new president Santos. To the extend that Chavez has terminally prohitibed in Venezuela any actions aimed contrary to the interests of Colombia. Chavez even extradited several Colombians with possible ties to the FARC, who were wanted by president Santos in Colombia. This resulted initially in a huge uproar among the old left (internationally) who acused Chavez of betrayal. Chavez and Santos met with Lobo der current president of Honduras and with Zelaya, the ousted president of Honduras – and a normalization is developing in Honduras, and Honduras gets discount-priced oil from Venezuela. Colombia has now moved closer to being an active member of UNASUR – the Association of South Americans nations. And all of above, plus most other nations in Latin America and the Caribbean are probably forming CELAC – the geo-diplomatic union of all nations of Latin America and the Caribbean – as counterbalance to the U.S. and Canada, which dominate the OAS. If all develops as it now seems – in the next years, the OAS, as well as Chavez’ ALBA will fade away. Instead UNASUR may become the unity of South America in economic, financial, judicial, geopolitical and security spheres. And CELAC could potentially develop into a major geo-diplomatic pole which divides the two Amerias into the southern CELAC, and the NATO-twin in the north, the USA and Canada. The Mercosur has a more problematic future due to various elements which shall be explained in a future commentary.

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