The Internet is buzzing with speculation about the death of Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela. A controversial figure because of his leadership of the Socialist party in Venezuela and a number of instances of rough relations with the United States, Chavez also sits on one of the world’s largest oil supplies. Apparently, the Chilean version of CNN reported earlier that Chavez may have passed away today. However, this is completely unconfirmed reporting at this point. This is why you haven’t seen this reported in United States mainstream media so far. At this point, it is unconfirmed speculation, and it should be pointed out that reports of Chavez’ demise are not something new. Ever since Chavez confirmed in an address in 2011 that he had indeed underwent a surgical operation to remove a cancerous tumor, the Internet has run wild with theories of his imminent death. It was once reported that he had been brain dead for thirty days.
With message boards and conspiracy sites already taking off with speculation about what kind of ripples this death would have in the international community and what it could mean for oil prices worldwide, we feel that it is important to remember that this may be a hoax and should be treated as the unconfirmed report that it is until further notice. Common Sense Conspiracy is monitoring the situation and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.