Bush Versus Chavez: Washington's War on Venezuela

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President Hugo Chávez openly defies the ruling class in the United States, daring to advance universal access to health care and education, to remove itself from the economic orbit dominated by the United States, to diversify its production to meet human needs and promote human development, and to forge an economic coalition between Latin American countries.

But as Bush Versus Chávez reveals, Venezuela's revolutionary process has drawn more than simply the ire of Washington. It has precipitated an ongoing campaign to contain and cripple the democratically elected government of Latin America's leading oil power. Bush Versus Chávez details how millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are used to fund groups—such as the National Endowment for Democracy, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Office for Transition—with the express purpose to support counter-revolutionary groups in Venezuela. It describes how Washington is attempting to impose endless sanctions, justified by fabricated evidence, to cause economic distress. And it illuminates the build up of U.S. military troops, operations, and exercises in the Caribbean, that specifically threaten the Venezuelan people and government. Bush Versus Chávez exposes the imperialist machinations of Washington as it tries to thwart a socialist revolution for the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583671665
  • Publisher: Monthly Review Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eva Golinger lives in Caracas, Venezuela. She is the author of The Chávez Code: Cracking U.S. Intervention in Venezuela (Olive Branch Press, 2006).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     9
Introduction     11
Washington's Ongoing War on Venezuela: An Overview     43
Condi Rice's Negative Force     49
The Money Pot Grows: The National Endowment for Democracy     69
Sumate in Bush's Hands     85
Plan Balboa     93
Curacao: The Third Frontier of the United States     103
A Note on Asymmetric War and Wizard's Chess     111
Psyop War     115
Espionage and Sabotage     127
Brownfield's Game     139
Conclusion     149
Notes     155
Index     176
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