This is ridiculous. How does an Islamist / communist sympathizer suddenly ask Jesus for help? 'Jesus ... do not take me yet,' Chavez weeps - World news - Venezuela - msnbc.com 'Jesus ... do not take me yet,' Hugo Chavez weeps 'Give me your crown, Jesus. Give me your cross, your thorns so that I may bleed. But give me life, because I have more to do for this country' Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez wept and asked God to spare his life during a pre-Easter Mass after returning from his latest session of cancer treatment in Cuba. Very little is known about the 57-year-old socialist leader's condition, including even what type of cancer he has. Chavez has undergone three operations in less than a year, and received two sessions of radiation treatment.