To understand Washington’s current push to depose the democratically elected President Maduro in Venezuela, it is important to understand why the U.S. staged a coup against President Hugo Chavez in 2002, why Washington wanted to see him gone, and why his death in 2013 was probably an assassination.
To this end, investigative journalist Greg Palast, takes us on journey to Venezuela to investigate what turned out to be an unsuccessful coup against Chavez in 2002, and what was at stake – not only for the Venezuelan white elite and American interests, but also for the Venezuelan people who happen to be mostly brown and poor.
For an update on the current situation in Venezuela, listen to the Greg Palast interview on The Scott Horton Show about avoiding regime change in Venezuela, where major players like the Koch brothers need reliable access to Venezuela’s particular form of heavy crude oil. Meanwhile, U.S. puppet, Juan Guaido, who has sworn himself in as Venezuela’s new president without being elected by the people, beckons them to come and get all they want.
Read Greg Palast’s recent article In Venezuela, White Supremacy is a Key to Trump’s Coup and his 2013 article, Who Killed Chavez and Why? which gives extra information about what else is at stake in Venezuela.
The War On Democracy
September 29, 2013
This 2007 John Pilger Documentary is about how the Unites States manipulated Latin American governments over a period of fifty years. However the ‘war’ is ongoing. It is a war fought to maintain Unites States’ control over Latin America’s rich natural resources. It begins with the unsuccessful 2002 coup against Hugo Chavez in Venezuela.