The theory that president Chávez was assassinated by his enemies is receiving renewed attention in recent days. Last week Venezuela’s vice-president Aristóbulo Istúriz said that “Chávez had become a target that had to be eliminated.” Istúriz admitted he could not prove that Chávez had been assassinated, but that he has a “strong moral conviction” that he was.
Eva Golinger, author of The Chávez Code, shares that conviction. In an interview published by Counterpunch, reposted by Telesur and by RT in Spanish, Golinger claims that Chávez was the target of several assassinations attempts, including a little known radioactive event at a New York university during the president’s visit in 2006. “While these accounts may sound like fiction, they are amply documented and very real,” sais Golinger.