The Acts of the Democracies




Attempted Coup in Venezuela

A coup removes Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected president of Venezuala. Although he regains his position after 24 hours, the USA publicly welcomes his overthrow.

The USA newspaper, The New York Times, reports that senior USA administration officials had met the business and military leaders behind the coup several times and had expressed an interest in Chavez being removed. Chavez had offended the USA by establishing good relations with Iraq and Cuba and by expressing sympathy with dissidents in Colombia who are being targeted by a USA backed military offensive.

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