December 10, 2013
Evo 'almost certain' Chávez 'poisoned'
The President of Bolivia Evo Morales affirmed that he is “almost certain” that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez died because the “Empire” (the United States) poisoned him ratifying the plot theory held by Venezuela’s acting president Nicolás Maduro.
Maduro -who was sworn in as Venezuela's interim President on Friday-, had announced Caracas would set up a “scientific commission” to investigate an alleged attack targeting the health of the Socialist leader as the Venezuelan government suspects that Chávez’s “historic enemies” have infected him with cancer.
“Our brothers like (Nicolás) Maduro and other authorities in Venezuela will carry out a profound investigation, but I am almost certain that this is a poisoning (case) against Chávez”, the South American leader affirmed in La Paz, Bolivia.
Morales warned that the “Empire has all the instruments to plan actions to overthrow governments, leaders, social movements that are against capitalism” and drew a parallel with the deaths of Palestine leader Yaser Arafat and South American Liberator Simón Bolivar as two suspected poisoning cases.
The Bolivian head of state, who returned to La Paz after attending Chávez’s state funeral in Caracas, also accused the “Empire” of fostering internal or bilateral conflicts when coup d’état attempts fail in order to justify UN military interventions, serving countries that seek to loot natural resources.