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Bolivar's remains get new tests under Chavez orders

07-18-2010 15:16 BJT

Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar was under scientific examination Saturday after being exhumed at the orders of President Hugo Chavez in a bid to assess rumors he was poisoned by his enemies.

The remains, exhumed on Friday, were greeted at a sober ceremony at the National Mausoleum in Caracas by an exuberant Chavez, who said he wept at the sight of the national hero.

Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar was under scientific examination Saturday after being exhumed at the orders of President Hugo Chavez in a bid to assess rumors he was poisoned by his enemies.
Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar was under scientific examination Saturday 
after being exhumed at the orders of President Hugo Chavez in a bid to assess rumors
he was poisoned by his enemies.


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