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camero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-02-04 10:02 PM
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97. The US loves fascists

The United States is using a quasi-governmental organization created during the Reagan years and funded largely by Congress to pump about a million dollars a year into groups opposed to Venezuela President Hugo Chvez, according to officials in Venezuela and a Venezuelan-American attorney.

Some 2,000 pages of newly disclosed documents show that the little-known National Endowment for Democracy is financing a vast array of groups: campesinos, businessmen, former military officials, unions, lawyers, educators, even an organization leading a recall drive against Chvez. Some compare the agency, in certain of its activities, to the CIA of previous decades when the agency was regularly used to interfere in the affairs of Latin American countries.

It certainly shows an incredible pattern of financing basically every single sector in Venezuelan society, said Eva Golinger, the Brooklyn, NY-based attorney who helped obtain the documents through Freedom of Information Act requests. Thats the most amazing part about it.

One organization, Sumate, which received a $53,400 grant in September, is organizing the recall referendum against Chvez, Golinger said. The head of another group, Leonardo Carvajal of the Asociacin Civil Asamblea de Educacin, was named education minister by dictator for a day Pedro Carmona, a leading businessman who briefly took over Venezuela during an April 2002 coup against Chvez, she said. A leader of a third group assisted by the National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiary organizations, Leopoldo Martnez of the right-wing Primero Justicia party, was named finance minister by Carmona, she said.

You jail criminals to keep them from hurting others. Which is what the oligarchy is doing in VZ. Or haven't you noticed that?
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