News you may have missed #826 (suspicious deaths edition)

Pablo Neruda (right) and Salvador AllendeBy IAN ALLEN | intelNews.org |
►►Key suspect in Russian spy murder refuses to cooperate. Andrey Lugovoi, who is now an elected official in Russia, says he will not talk even by video to British investigators about the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in London just over six years ago. The murder of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, has never been solved and remains the subject of conflicting narratives and still-deepening intrigue over who may have killed him and why.
►►Exhumation of Neruda’s remains set for April. A court in Chile has set April 8 as the date for the exhumation of the remains of the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, as part of an inquest into his death. The poet and leftwing activist died 12 days after a military coup replaced the socialist President Salvador Allende with General Augusto Pinochet. The poet’s family maintains that he died at 69 of advanced prostate cancer. But in 2011, Chile started investigating allegations by his former driver, Manuel Araya Osorio, that the poet had been poisoned.
►►Venezuela to investigate Chavez murder allegations. Venezuelan officials have said they will set up an inquiry to investigate suspicions that President Hugo Chavez was “murdered by foreign agencies”. Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez told the BBC the United States and Israel were to blame for Chavez’s death, and that he had no doubt that Chavez’s death was an act “similar to Yasser Arafat’s“. Earlier this week, the US expelled two Venezuelan diplomats following the expulsion of two American officials from Caracas.

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4 Responses to News you may have missed #826 (suspicious deaths edition)

  1. mopsie says:

    Shouldn’t the suspicious death list be longer? There’s Zygier and the 3 who died in gitmo on the same day in 2006. and isnt the justice dept [supposed to be] investigating the iceman’s death? and the deaths of the 9 kids who were shot down while they were gathering firewood in afghanistan, and the dead kid with his fingers chopped off in wardak province?

  2. Pete says:

    For Lugovoi to tell truth about Litvinenko would surely mean an enforced invitation to the Lubyanka Building.

  3. Pete says:

    Odd that Hugo Chavez’s followers can’t believe he died of natural causes that apply to us mere mortals.

  4. rastameaning says:

    let the russian sort it out the truth will come out in the end

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