Venezuelan Defense Minister Taking Notes (Orders) From Castro

Monday, September 7, 2015
Rumors have been swirling about the health of Venezuelan Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, whose whereabouts had been unknown over the last couple of weeks.

General Padrino Lopez, who is responsible for the use of lethal force against Venezuelan student protesters, suddenly reappeared over the weekend on Twitter.

He was in Cuba taking orders from his "Comandante" Fidel Castro, where he is believed to have undergone surgery for prostate cancer.

His tweet reads: Thank you, Comandante! We will hold fast to the ideas and the most nobles causes of humanity. Onward towards victory!