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More information emerging about U.S. involvement in Venezuelan coup-attempt

U.S. Navy Support for the Coup-Attempt?
It is alleged that the US navy aided the abortive coup which took place in Venezuela on April 11 with intelligence from its vessels in the Caribbean. [ Read More ]

Additionally, U.S. military planes may also have been involved. [ Read More ]

U.S. Funded Chavez Oppenents
In the past year the United States channelled hundreds of thousands of dollars to bodies opposed to the Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, including the labour group whose protests led to his brief removal in April. [ Read More ]

AFL-CIO Involved in Coup-Attempt?
In the "bad old days" the AFL-CIO acted as a tool of the CIA internationally. But that was thought to have ended when the "reformer" John Sweeney became President. Now reports are surfacing that the AFL-CIO may have promoted the recent failed coup in Venezuela. [ Read More ]

The Power of Online Journalism Revealed
The failed coup d'etat against Venezuela marks a turning point not just for authentic democracy in our América, but also for authentic journalism. The collusion between U.S. commercial media and the controling interests of the government has never been more apparent than in their coverage of the Venezuela coup-attempt and its subsequent failure forcing them to backtrack. For an in-depth look, read Three Days that Shook the Media by Al Giordano.

Regarding Chavez
A Catholic missionary writes: "Chavez was elected by almost 60 per cent of the electorate in 1998 literally wiping out the major political parties that had corruptly reigned for forty years. Since then, he and his followers have won five other major elections, all by wide margins and without taints of corruption." (A claim that cannot be made in the U.S., where voter fraud in the 2000 election has been well-documented.)

"As one upper-middle class woman said to me recently, If there were elections held again today, he would win, because the stupid people of the barrios don't know any better... As a Catholic missionary, I lived in a cardboard shack for eight years with those stupid people. They are not stupid. They just performed a miracle in 1998." [ Read More ]

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