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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is hinting that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer affecting several leaders aligned with him in South America, reports Bloomberg.

Chavez, speaking a day after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, said the Central Intelligence Agency was behind chemical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and that it’s possible that in years to come a plot will be uncovered that shows the U.S. spread cancer as a political weapon against its critics.

“It’s very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America,” Chavez said in a nationally televised speech to the military. “Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?”

Chavez, who was diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer in June and had a baseball-sized tumor removed in Cuba, has called for a regional summit of leaders who have battled cancer including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva and Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to EPJ readers. This is what I wrote in August:

Chavez has recently been undergoing treatment for what many suspect is cancer. Talk in certain parts of D.C. is that the CIA has slowly exposed him to very toxic, cancer causing materials.

I doubled-down on this theory in October, when I wrote:

Connecting the Dots: Gaddafi is Dead, Obama Sends Troops to Central Africa

The United States government is playing a major global power game…This is in addition to everything else that is going on in the Middle East. And my very strong suspicions about the cancer that Hugo Chavez is suffering with. A huge global chess game is being played. PCR [Paul Craig Robert]’s closing question is most apt:

Will the US collapse in economic chaos before it rules the world?

If I am looking at what is going on on the global map and I am Vladimir Putin, I’m worried, real worried.

(Thanks2Nick&AndreGrillon)

Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.

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