Hugo Chavez suggested that ‘U.S. could develop a technology to induce cancer’

December 29, 2011
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Venezuela President Hugo Chavez suggested that “the cancer that was detected in several leftist leaders in the region over the past two years could be a product of technology developed by the United States.”

The president said that “it is very, very strange that this disease affects Latin American heads of state, including himself, who showed a stance against Washington’s policies, as is the case of Rousseff in Brazil and Fernando Lugo in Paraguay as well as former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentina’s president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner “.

“The first was Lugo, who thank God is bouncing around. Dilma, which thankfully got over it, but put at risk at some point her candidacy for presidential election, after I come from entering an election year, a few days later Lula and now Cristina.”

The leftist leader remembered the experiments that the U.S. did 40 years ago in Guatemala, where thousands of people infected with various diseases as part of a biological experiment. This year, the Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom apologized for these crimes and urged Washington to take responsibility.

“So, it would be strange if they had developed a technology to induce cancer and no one knows so far and we will know in 50 years? I do not know that I leave you to the reflection.”

The Venezuelan head of state who in the presidential election on October 7 aspires to a third term, is recovering from a cancer treatment that was diagnosed in June and for which he underwent four sessions of Chemotherapy.

Chavez called on his counterparts from Bolivia, Evo Morales and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, to take precautions, because they also maintained a critical stance towards Washington.

In his speech he quoted the words of his friend Fidel Castro, who on several occasions asked him to “take precautions when participating in public events and with everything to eat.”

He finished saying, “In any case I am not accusing anyone, I’m just using my freedom to think and make comments before very strange facts and difficult to explain.”

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