03 July 2012

VENEZUELA : Palace Doctor Arrested For Revealing 'State Secrets'; Campaigns Begin.


      President Hugo Chavez, 57...finally appeared in public on Sunday...to quash continuing rumors of a worsening illness...and kicked off his re-election campaign...with a fiery 90-minute speech...and his a cappella rendition of the national anthem.
     Most polls give Chavez a double digit lead over young Henrique Capriles Radonski.
     Today...prosecutors announced the arrest of a low level doctor...Dr Ana Maria Abreu...for revealing state secrets over the past 2 years.
     Abreu has worked in the presidential palace for 12 years.
     Her attorney said Abreu had no access to state secrets...but is the sister in law of a prominent Chavez critic.

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