When Chavez wins impressively, expect fraud charges to follow.
On October 7, Venezuelans get to choose between Bolivarianism under Chavez and Henrique Capriles Radonski's corporatism they rejected resoundingly in 1998.
Since taking office in February 1999, Chavez has been Washington's number one Latin American enemy.
Bolivarianism remains overwhelmingly popular. So is Chavez. He heads the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). In 1999, he transformed the nation into a Bolivarian republic. It's based on "solidarity, fraternity, love, justice, liberty and equality."
By Eva Golinger - July 20, 2012
From the first time Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998, Washington and its allies have been trying to undermine his government.
After 12 years in office, Chavez remains overwhelmingly favored for reelection in October. Given the alternative, most Venezuelans have a clear choice.
By Eva Golinger - Saturday, April 7, 2012
Ever since the US-supported coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela failed in April 2002, Washington has been pursuing a variety of strategies to remove the overwhelmingly popular South American head of state from power...Multi-million-dollar funding to anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela through US government agencies...has increased exponentially over the past ten years, as has direct political support through advisors, strategists and consultants -- all aiming to help an unpopular and outdated opposition rise to power.
Washington wants regime change in Venezuela.
By MIKE WHITNEY - January 10, 2012
“The build-up against Venezuela that began during the George W. Bush administration has rapidly accelerated under Obama.”
– Eva Golinger, author of The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela
By Eva Golinger - December 24, 2011
Ever since the US-supported coup attempt against President Hugo Chavez in Venezuela failed in April 2002, Washington has been pursuing a variety of strategies to remove the overwhelmingly popular South American head of state from power. Multi-million-dollar funding to anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela...has increased exponentially over the past ten years, as has direct political support through advisors, strategists and consultants - all aiming to help an unpopular and outdated opposition rise to power.
By ALBERTO C. RUIZ - December 9-11, 2011
It is not publicly known what the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center...is currently doing in Venezuela...[T]he truth is uncertain, but given the AFL-CIO’s horrendous track record in Latin America, and in Venezuela in the very recent past; given that it is intentionally concealing the fact that it is even working in Venezuela in the first place; and given that it continues to be heavily dependent upon funding from the U.S. government...it is fair to have suspicions that the AFL-CIO is up to questionable deeds in Venezuela.
Georgia's September 21 cold-blooded murder of Troy Anthony Davis symbolizes what's wrong with America.
By Tamara Pearson - September 07, 2011
The U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, met with Venezuelan private media companies El Nacional, Globovision, and the Cisneros Group, to discuss their political content with them and El Nacional asked the U.S embassy for funding, according to cables written by the U.S embassy in Caracas and published by Wikileaks.
By Nikolas Kozloff - Znet
Under the helm of Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva, Brazil cultivated a strategic alliance with Venezuela and publicly the two nations embraced South America's "pink tide" to the left. Yet, WikiLeaks documents reveal that Brazil may have shared Washington's concern over Chávez's rising geopolitical importance, particularly in the Caribbean...
By Eva Golinger - August 13, 2011
Since Hugo Chavez won his first presidential elections in 1998, the US government has been trying to remove him from power. With multimillion-dollar investments, every year Washington’s agencies advise and aid anti-Chavez groups with their campaigns and strategies against the government...Washington continues to seek new mechanisms to achieve its eternal objective of recovering control over Venezuela’s strategic resources – the largest oil reserves on the planet – and this means putting an end to Hugo Chavez.