On March 5, 2013 the whole world was informed with the news that Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela since 1999 and prominent adversary of the United States foreign policy who described himself as a Marxist, had died after battling cancer. Rumors of his death began circulating in Latin America since December from the previous year, since Chávez had been secluded in Cuba to get treatment, making no public appearances whatsoever. Turns out, that the rumors are allegedly true, according to Chávez’s former security chief and bodyguard, Leamsy Salazar.

After Chávez died, Salazar escaped to the United States with help from the DEA, who were investigating Chávez’s number two, Diosdado Cabello, who allegedly has ties to drug trafficking. Besides revealing Cabello’s alleged involvement with the Cártel de los Soles, the former Chávez follower testified in front of American authorities that the Venezuelan president’s death was hidden from everyone by authorities and his family, and that he had actually died on December 30, 2012 at 7:32 p.m. Former Panamá ambassador at the OAS, Guillermo Cochez, revealed this new development.

If these declarations are in fact true, there might be dozens of laws that are invalid, since “Chávez” signed them in January and February of 2013 because it was believed that he was still the official president of Venezuela. Those responsible for this public manipulation would have benefited politically and economically with the signing of the supposedly valid amendments.