Chavez cancer-claim doctor flees Venezuela

Medic leaves country after telling media that president has as little as two years to live.

    Days after Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, declared himself to be cancer-free after receiving treatment in Cuba four months ago, claims by a doctor have cast further doubt over the true state of his health.

    In an interview with a Mexican magazine, Venezuelan doctor Salvador Navarrete says those close to the president told him that Chavez may have as little as two years to live.

    Navarette, having since fled Venezuela, says the death of Chavez could destabilise the country and has urged the government to be more honest with the citizens in future talks surrounding the president's prognosis.

    Al Jazeera's Roger Wilkison reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.