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DECEIT Venezuelan President Insists Chávez Poisoned Acting Pres. Maduro with supporters in Caracas on Monday. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

Venezuelan President Insists Chávez Poisoned

Following the late-Tuesday-night announcement launching a formal investigation into accusations that former president Chávez was poisoned, newly appointed President Nicolás Maduro confirmed his own belief in the conspiracy. “We have the intuition that our commander Chávez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted him out of the way,” Maduro insisted. The 58-year-old president died on March 5 from complications of the pelvic cancer he had been battling since 2011. 

March 13, 2013 6:36 AM