TEHRAN, YJC. -- Venezuelan authorities plan to open a formal investigation into suspicions that the late President Hugo Chavez’s cancer was the result of poisoning by his enemies abroad.
A statement to this effect was made by Acting President Nicolas Maduro during his interview with the Telesur news network broadcast on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the opposition describes poisoning accusations as a typical Chavez-style conspiracy theory intended to feed fears of ‘imperialist’ threats to Venezuela’s socialist system and distract people from daily problems.
Hugo Chavez died at a Caracas hospital on March 5 after a two-year battle with cancer.