One of the Socialist leaders in South America has presented as a possibility that the United States is responsible for the outbreak of cancer in South American leaders.
Hugo Chavez today suggested the United States is behind the series of South American leaders experiencing various forms of cancer. Alluding to the most recent 'victim' of the scheme, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the President of Argentina, Chavez avoided directly accusing the United States CIA as the most likely villain and source of the infection.
The Bloomberg report also noted that Chavez stated during one of his speeches which are televised on the government controlled media outlets: “Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years?”
At his current age of 57, in 50 years Hugo Chavez is unlikely to be around to either gloat or apologize for the comments couched in ambiguous terms.
The leaders in question, besides Kirchner's recent announcement of thyroid cancer and Chavez, who had a rather large tumor removed in Cuba, are former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, diagnosed with cancer of the larynx, current President of Brazil Dilma Rouseff with a form of lymphoma, and Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo who had a growth removed from his groin in 2010.
In his televised address, Chavez put out an invitation for a regional summit of the leaders who were cancer survivors.