Sunday, March 4, 2012

Chavez and his Pictures in Cuba

I already tweeted yesterday but still people are getting confused and skeptical about how authentic the pictures are. I took the pictures posted in CUBADEBATE website and I checked with the information that digital cameras kept within the exif data.
What EXIF DATA is?
Well, almost all digital cameras save JPEG files with EXIF (Exchangeable Image File) data. Camera settings and scene information are recorded by the camera into the image file. Examples of stored information are shutter speed, date and time a photo was taken, focal length, exposure compensation, metering pattern and if a flash was used.
And that it is what you can see in the picture heading this post and in the next one:
If you see carefully, the Date in which the picture was taken was: March 2, 2012. The same happened with the picture at the front of this post. There is no question here about the authenticity of the pictures. The meeting happened and it could not surprise us. Other questions are the ones who have to be answered.
Where the Biopsy results are? And I will add: checked by an independent source beyond the Cubans authorities.
Another question. If they move a television crew yesterday, why didn’t they show the video yesterday and wait until today, Sunday at 11:00 am?
A curious one: why did they show the video in Cuba at 10:30 am and in Venezuela at 11:00 am? Why is the reason for that time gap?
What it is clear is that Chavez is in Cuba not because the Caribbean island had succeeded in cancer treatment, but because the secrecy He can achieve within Castro’s courts. Part of the entire problem with his credibility handling his cancer is a result of that.
A last note to this post: The analysis of the EXIF DATA of these pictures I made it with the software available in the next link:
You can also check by yourself. But remember, the pictures are not the problem here, but how Chavez and Cuba have handled the whole affair.