Thursday, 7 March 2013
Chavez Revered & Reviled: President, TV Star, Thorn in US Side
Hugo Chavez was known for his bombastic speeches and harsh anti-American line - but what exactly led to his rise, and how did his politics change the face of the Latin American nation?
Note that the oppposition in Venezuela is closely tied to the US (see below). They have long sought to depose Chavez in order to make the country more vulnerable to foreign corporate entities that have a tradition of looting wealth from South American countries. The CIA and IMF were involved in a 2002 coup attempt.
Seeking Instructions? 'No surprise Venezuela opposition looks at US as Chavez dies'
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 7th, 2013.]