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Raúl Isaías Baduel: former Minister of Defense of Venezuela dies in prison due to covid-19

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Chávez and Baduel

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Baduel with Hugo Chávez in 2006.

Former Venezuelan Defense Minister Raúl Isaías Baduel died this Tuesday in a Caracas prison.

This was confirmed in a message on Twitter by Attorney General Tarek William Saab, who explained that Baduel died of a cardiorespiratory arrest as a result of covid-19.

According to Saab, the death occurred “while the corresponding medical care was being applied and (having) received the first dose of the vaccine.”

Baduel’s family said they learned of his death through Twitter.

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