This turned up in Venezuela, purportedly an audio of Hugo Chavez calling his brother on September 16th.
“Hugo” forgot to mention what year.
It made the news, but nobody fell for it, and, of course, Maduro blamed the opposition:
Hugo Chávez ‘voice from the grave’ clip dismissed by Venezuela president
Nicolás Maduro accuses rivals of fabricating audio file imitating late leader saying he was betrayed and is being held captive
The recording’s veracity was firmly denied by Adan Chávez. “This disgusting montage has prompted some to believe that Chávez didn’t die and that he is hiding. Others think that this recording was done before his death. It is all a great lie.
“Hugo Chávez was buried alongside the love of his loyal and revolutionary people, and he never sent me a message of this type.”
When it comes to impersonations, though, Gustavo Rios does a better job of impersonating both Maduro and Chavez:
Jaime Bayly posits (in Spanish) that this audio was most likely recorded in 2011,
If it was, who recorded it? Was Adan Chavez’s phone bugged? Who released it now?
If it’s true that Maduro had to rush back from China for fear of an internal coup, who has the most to gain from this distraction?
Because, no matter what, this is a distraction from the rolling disaster Venezuela has become.