President Hugo Chavez muses on US Latin America cancer plot


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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has questioned whether the US has developed a secret technology to give cancer to left-wing leaders in Latin America.

This report is echoed across a number of news outlets. In his opinion,
the instances of cancer among Latin American leaders were "difficult to explain using the law of probabilities.
recalling that
US government scientists had infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis and other diseases in the 1940s, but that this had only come to light last year.

There's almost certainly nothing in it; Chavez admits he was just 'thinking aloud' and not accusing specifically. The tone of all the reports remains slightly tongue in cheek, with Chavez joking with former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, now recovering from throat cancer, that they would hold a summit of Latin American leaders who had beaten cancer.

Mick West

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He's always been prone to conspiracy theories. Like he thinks the US caused the Haiti earthquake:


Steven Argue

Venezuela Rocked By 7.2 Magnitude Rumor!

Hey here is something that only happens every other week or so! The news is reporting on something maddeningly crazy that Hugo Chavez has said, only when you conduct your own independent investigation involving sophisticated journalistic techniques (Google) you find out that it is all, in fact, complete bullshit. Here's how it worked this time, pretty much exactly like it works every other time:

1. Some Venezuelan blogger wrote a weird story about the U.S. causing the Haiti earthquake with some sort of earthquake weapon.

2. A website operated by a Venezuelan state TV channel included a link to the post in their roundup of Haiti coverage from all over the country.

3. Some right-wing newspaper in Spain published a story about the link, referring to it as a Venezuelan state "press release."

4. Fox News reports the Spanish story, saying the earthquake weapon claim comes from "Hugo Chavez' mouthpiece."

5. Randomly, Vladimir Putin's English language teevee channel Russia Today claims that Chavez himself made the statement. This video report is picked up all over the fucking place, Drudge sirens!!

6. Right wing news "analysts" opine about what level of threat this represents to the United States.

Bomb bomb bomb bomb bomb etc. etc. Repeat.