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Chavez now in critical condition in Cuba?

According to this article, el Presidente Chávez of Venezuela is now in critical condition with prostate cancer in a hospital in Cuba.

[A]ccording to the report in El Nuevo Herald, Chávez finds himself in "critical condition, not grave, but critical, in a complicated situation."

The Miami newspaper cited U.S. intelligence officials who wished to remain anonymous.

Chávez silence has led to chatter and speculation in Venezuela that the socialist leader is actually suffering from prostate cancer. Intelligence officials could not confirm a diagnosis of prostate cancer but Chávez family did go to Cuba in the last 72 hours, according to wire service EFE.

Chávez daughter Rosinés and his mother Marisabel Rodríguez "urgently" left the country and headed to Cuba in a Venezuelan air force plane.

What this may mean for Venezuela, her allies and the rest of the world is unknown. I speculated a bit here, and others have done so elsewhere.