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Analysis: Washington’s War on Chavez

Posted: 2011/05/30
From: Mathaba
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Photo: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez praying at the UN General Assembly 2009 summit. Mathaba Analyst Stephen Lendman takes a look at the undeclared U.S. war against the popular Venezuelan president.

by Stephen Lendman

Since George Bush took office in January 2001, efforts to oust Chavez failed three times:

— in April 2002 for two days, aborted by mass street protests and support from Venezuela’s military, notably its middle-ranked officer corps;

— the 2002 – 2003 general strike and oil management lockout, causing severe economic disruptions; and

— the failed August 2004 national recall referendum, Chavez prevailing with a 59% majority.

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