Venezuelan President Insists Chávez Poisoned

    Venezuela's acting President Nicolas Maduro gestures to supporters after registering his candidacy for president to replace late President Hugo Chavez at the national electoral council in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, March 11, 2013.  Elections were announced to take place on April 14, after the death of Chavez on March 5. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Acting Pres. Maduro with supporters in Caracas on Monday. (Ariana Cubillos/AP)

    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. 

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