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Venezuela To Launch Inquiry Into Chavez Poisoning By "Dark Forces"



CARACAS - Venezuela has launched an inquiry to determine if late President Hugo Chavez’s cancer was caused by “foreign enemies.”

Acting President Nicolas Maduro told teleSUR that Venezuelan officials were convinced that “Chavez was poisoned by dark forces that wanted to be rid of him.”

"He had an illness, a cancer that will be known in time, that broke with all the typical characteristics of this illness," said Maduro. “They wanted to get rid of him to strike Latin America and the Caribbean”.

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Nicolas Maduro. Photo Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr

Maduro said in the 1940s and 1950s, Washington and other powers had "scientific laboratories testing how to cause cancer." "Seventy years have passed," he said, "these kinds of laboratories of evil and death have not advanced?"

He announced that he would create an international commission with the world's best scientists investigating the illness that caused Chavez’s death.

Bolivian President Evo Morales also said he believed Chavez could have been poisoned by the “empire” (the United States), who he believed had the "tools necessary to eliminate governments that are against capitalism." “When they can't defeat them, they decide to end the life of a leader,” Morales told Telesur.

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The Colonial Spirit And "Soft Racism" Of White Savior Syndrome

Tracing back to Christian colonialism, which was supposed to somehow "civilize" and save the souls of native people, White Savior Syndrome lives on in modern times: from Mother Teresa to Princess Diana and the current First Lady of Colombia, Verónica Alcocer.

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Good intentions are part of the formula

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Sher Herrera


CARTAGENA — The White Savior Syndrome is a social practice that exploits or economically, politically, symbolically takes advantage of individuals or communities they've racialized, perceiving them as in need of being saved and thus forever indebted and grateful to the white savior.

Although this racist phenomenon has gained more visibility and sparked public debate with the rise of social media, it is actually as old as European colonization itself. It's important to remember that one of Europe's main justifications for subjugating, pillaging and enslaving African and American territories was to bring "civilization and save their souls" through "missions."

Even today, many white supremacists hold onto these ideas. In other words, they believe that we still owe them something.

This white savior phenomenon is a legacy of Christian colonialism, and among its notable figures, we can highlight Saint Peter Claver, known as "the slave of the slaves," Bartolomé de Las Casas, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Princess Diana herself, and even the First Lady of Colombia, Verónica Alcocer.

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