The Chavez Code

The Chavez Code : Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela

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When in 2005 the Christian fundamentalist Pat Robertson called for Chavez's assassination, public outcry forced some questions: Was that the CIA's goal? Did the US have plans to invade Venezuela? And exactly what was the extent of US involvement in the April 2002 coup against Chavez?Venezuelan-American attorney Eva Golinger uses documents obtained under the US Freedom of Information Act to lay out irrefutable evidence that the US knew about the plot to overthrow Chavez before it happened. The extent of US funding of opposition movements in Venezuela, the history of US interventions across Latin America, the suspicious blacked-out lines and pages of these documents, and the ongoing investigation suggest even deeper US involvement.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 18mm | 381.02g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745326277
  • 9780745326276
  • 523,952

About Eva Golinger

Eva Golinger is a Venezuelan-American attorney specializing in international human rights and immigration law. In 2004, she obtained top-secret documents from the CIA, the State Department and other government entities, declassified under the Freedom of Information Act, demonstrating the Bush Government's prior knowledge and complicity in the April 2002 coup d'etat against President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela. She has also brought to light more than $20 million given by the U.S. Government to finance anti-Chavez groups in Venezuela.show more

Table of contents

Foreword vii Preface xi Acknowledgments xv Introduction 1 1. Chile and Nicaragua: The Coup Cookbook 13 2. Chavez's Rise to Power Spurs Visa Denial 23 3. From Tragedy in Vargas to Premonitions of a Coup 29 4. US Taxpayer Dollars Create Primero Justicia 37 5. Decoding Venezuela 47 6. A Coup by Any Other Name 57 7. An Office for a Transitional Government 85 8. Media Control and Oil Industry Sabotage 93 9. Electoral Intervention: The US's Last Hope 107 10. Clandestine Strategies and Threats 125 Appendices 1. Structure and Flow of US Money to Venezuela 135 2. US Government Documents 137 Notes 193 Glossary 201show more

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'Presents an alternate view regarding America's attempts to influence regional politics and economics. As libraries owe their readers arguments on both sides of current issues, this book is recommended' -- Library Journal 'The antidote to [the Bush adminstration's] poisonous propaganda [about Hugo Chavez]. Well written, with solid evidence, this the political survival guide to the land of the next oil war' -- Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy '[Eva Golinger] was labelled an 'official troublemaker' by the Pentagon and recieved many anonymous death threats. This book serves as eloquent defiance to all that, 25,000 copies of which she has already given out free in the streets of Venezuela!' -- Labour Left Briefingshow more

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