The Chavez Code

The Chavez Code : Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela

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When in 2005, Bush ally and Christian fundamentalist Pat Robertson called for Chavez's assassination ("It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war"), public outcry forced some questions: Was that, in fact, a CIA goal? Did the US have plans to invade Venezuela (as Chavez alluded to receiving intelligence about on Nightline in September 2005)? And exactly what was the extent of US knowledge of or involvement in the April 2002 coup against Chavez? (He was back in power within two days, after 250,000 took to the streets in Venezuela to protest.) Venezuelan-American attorney, Eva Golinger and journalist Jeremy Bigwood have 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 more

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  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0745326285
  • 9780745326283

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"'Well written, with the 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"show more

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 lightshow 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 more