CIA may have planned to bring down President Chavez’s plane en route to U.N. meeting reports that according to Venezuelan Intelligence sources, the main reason for the cancellation of Chavez's trip to the U.S. was to avoid an assination attempt.

Details behind the sudden decision to cancel President Hugo Chavez Frias’ next-week trip to Washington D.C. and New York (to deliver a speech to the United Nations) are being revealed by security services who say they have “overwhelming evidence” of a CIA-backed plan to “bring down” the Chavez Frias’ airplane during the scheduled flight to the United States from Caracas.

Sources in Venezuela’s Military Intelligence Directorate (DIM) have told that “presented with overwhelming evidence of Washington’s planned attack on the Presidential flight, it was decided that the President’s personal security was preeminent and that he should not go!”

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