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From Oxford To Caracas
In early May of 2002, on a minutes notice, I was asked to be a substitute
speaker at St. John's College at Oxford University in Oxford, England for Venezuelan President Jugo Chavez who had a CIA inspired
coup to attend to in Caracas.
The topic for the two hour presentation was Human Rights and Abuses There of. Much of
the information in this site was presented.
USA intelligence agencies revealed in plot to oust Venezuela's President
Venezuela, 12 December 2002
Uruguayan EP-FA congressman Jose Nayardi says he has information that far-reaching plans
have been put into operation by the CIA and other North American intelligence agencies to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez Frias within the next 72 hours.
Nayardi says he has received copies of top-secret communications between the
Bush administration in Washington and the government of Uruguay requesting the latter's cooperation to support white collar
executives and trade union activists "to break down levels of intransigence within the Chavez Frias administration."
an interview with reporters from the Uruguyan newspaper La Juventud, Nayardi says he observes a domestic-political situation
in Venezuela which could easily erupt into a civil war and bloodbath . . . "the whole process is a shocking reminder of what
happened in Chile in 1973 . . . I sincerely hope it does not come to that!"
Nayardi says he does not foresee any immediate
foreign military intervention in the Venezuelan situation but warns of a possible escalation if the opposition gets the upper
hand over constitutional law and order.
"The problem is that Venezuelan television and major newspapers have been hiding
the true fact that there are huge popular uprisings in support of the Chavez Frias government . . . now that Venezuelans are
beginning to understand that they have been duped by the anti-government media, they are demanding that these information
channels should begin to tell the truth!"
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US tried to topple Chavezby
Tuesday 22 March 2005
1:41 PM GMT
|Chavez was marked for arrest along with
other senior officials |
Top Venezuelan government officials have attended a ceremony launching a new book that seeks to demonstrate US involvement
in the short-lived 2002 coup against President Hugo Chavez.
Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel said during Monday night's ceremony that El Codigo Chavez, by the Venezuelan-American
lawyer Eva Golinger, should be "required reading for all Venezuelans".
The book, published in Spanish by Fondo Editorial
Question, analyses 4000 US documents obtained through the US Freedom of Information Act.
Golinger, who lives in New
York and Caracas, writes that since 2001, the US Agency for International Development and the Washington-based National Endowment
for Democracy (NED) have "invested more than $20 million to foment conflict and instability in the name of 'promotion of democracy'
The US government has denied involvement in the coup, and the NED says its programmes are aimed at groups
that work to "strengthen democratic processes" irrespective of their political affiliations.
addressed hundreds who attended the ceremony, saying the US government is waging "a dirty-war campaign" against Chavez's government.
in Venezuela there is a very sophisticated intervention. That's why it's so dangerous," she said.
The book analyses US documents obtained by Golinger and investigative
reporter Jeremy Bigwood that previously have been posted on the website www.venezuelafoia.info.
"Here in Venezuela there is a very sophisticated
intervention. That's why it's so dangerous"
In one US diplomatic
cable cited from late 2001, the businessman Pedro Carmona - who would briefly be named president during the coup - is described
as "the right man for the right time in Venezuela."
An intelligence report from 6 April 2002, five days before the
coup, referred to "conditions ripening for coup attempt" and said the plan "targets Chavez and 10 other senior officials for
US officials have said that then-Ambassador Charles Shapiro warned Venezuelan officials about a possible coup
before Chavez opponents took control of the government for two days starting 11 April 2002.
Golinger said her research
continues into US intervention in Venezuela.
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During my presentation at Oxford University in May, 2002, a woman approached me in tears and said that she was from
Venezuela and what I had been talking about was actually happening in Caracas at that time.
She was most interested in Appendix III of "The Secret Team" as this portion of the book was the 'hook' by which US intervention in Third World countries was accomplished by the CIA.
Fortunately for Venezuela, this attempt was a failure, so far.