UPDATE ~ Chavez accuses US exiles of terror attack on top Venezuelan prosecutor

[JURIST] Updating a story reported this morning in JURIST's Paper Chase, a spokesperson for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez claimed Friday that Venezuelan exiles in the US were behind the assassination of a top prosecutor, Danilo Anderson, in a car bomb attack Thursday. Chavez accused the terrorists of training for the execution in Florida and called on the US for accountability. The US Embassy in Caracas has not commented yet. The killing was supposedly aimed at halting the prosecution of those who supported the 2002 Venezuelan coup against Chavez, which was followed by a two-month national strike and Chavez's triumphant return to power. Anderson was preparing a case against nearly 400 people who had signed a declaration supporting interim President Pedro Carmona during the coup. AP has more.



 

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