The Chávez Code

  • Paperback 240 pages
  • ISBN 13: 9780745326276
  • Pluto Press 2006


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History, Labour Movement

“Perhaps no world leader is better placed to challenge the global authority of the United States than Hugo Chavez, the populist leader of Venezuela. As the head of one of the world’s largest oil-producing countries. Chavez has been instrumental in raising world oil prices, undermining the control and profits of the multinational oil companies, and introducing innovative plans to use the wealth from this natural resource to help the impoverished in his own country and around the world. When in 2005 Bush ally and Christian fundamentalist Pat Robertson called for Chavez’s assassination, public outcry forced some questions: Was that, in fact, a CIA goal? Did the US have plans to invade Venezuela? And exactly what was the extent of US knowledge of or involvement in the April 2002 coup against Chavez? Venezuelan-American attorney Eva Golinger used the US Freedom of Information Act to obtain government documents about US intervention in Venezuela. The Chavez Code contains this irrefutable evidence that, at the very least, the US knew about the plot to overthrow Chavez before it happened. The history of US interventions across Latin America, the suspicious blacked-out lines and pages, and the ongoing investigation suggest an even darker tale.”