Chavez Is dead Chavez Is dead”, Claims Former Ambassador Of Panama Thursday, 28 February 2013 Denis Foynes- Former Ambassador of Panama to the Organization of American States (OAS), Guillermo Koches, has claimed that Hugo Chavez was disconnected from the life-support four days ago. Mr. Koches made the announcement on Wednesday in an interview with a Colombian television channel. Due to this, Koches forecasts that the declaration of new presidential elections in Venezuela will come very soon. According to Koches, he has confidential information to support his claims. Furthermore, the official added, Chavez's brain died four months ago. The politician said that the reason Chavez was delivered from Havana to Caracas was because the authorities did not want to disconnect him from the system in Cuba. "If I lie, let the Government of Venezuela simply show Chavez to everyone," Koches dared. Koches was discharged from the role of the Ambassador of Panama to the OAS, after he criticized the organization for its acceptance of the decision of the Venezuelan authorities to postpone the effective date of Chavez's return. Venezuelan authorities have not responded to the claims.