HoopsHype Hugo Chavez rumors

March 6, 2013 Updates

Greivis Vasquez: Rest in peace, Hugo Chavez. My condolences to the family of this leader that made a mark in our country's history. It's hard to focus on tonight's game when something so sad and painful is happening in our country. Twitter @greivisvasquez

Pedro Luis Moreira: Greivis Vasquez on the death of Hugo Chavez: "It's a tough loss. We have to stick together as a country at this moment. Whether he did right or wrong, he was a human being. We need a calm transition. We can't start fighting. I spoke with Chavez several times. He was a guy with a presence. He's the best historian I've known. Unfortunately Chavez lost a battle." Twitter

August 10, 2011 Updates

There has been a lot of political tension in Venezuela over the past few years. Is it a little better now? Greivis Vasquez: The political tension remains strong, but as an athlete I can only control the sports part. I think sports make people unite and the National Team make people come together no matter what their beliefs are. The soccer team did a great job and now it’s our turn to do our part and unite the country. As Venezuelans, we have to support each other. If we don’t support each other, who’s going to support us? How is the country reacting to Hugo Chavez’s illness? GV: Everybody is talking about it. Whatever happens, he’s the president of Venezuela. No matter what you believe in, you can’t have ill will towards anybody. I hope he gets better. I think he has cancer. It’s a serious disease, but you can recover from it. HoopsHype

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