Re: How the OAS "saved" Hugo Chávez -- spin doctors at work

Jose G. Perez jgperez at
Sat Apr 20 14:51:59 MDT 2002

    It is also worth recalling that President Chávez opposed the socalled
democracy provisions of the Quebec accord, as well as quite a few others,
expressing Venezuela's position through a formal diplomatic reservation to
the document.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Fidler" <rfidler at>
To: "Marxism list" <marxism at>
Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 2:48 PM
Subject: How the OAS "saved" Hugo Chávez -- spin doctors at work

 The clause, which threatened to exclude
any country that abandoned its "democratic institutions" from the "benefits"
of free trade, is claimed to have prompted OAS intervention in opposition to
the coup. This, says the author, is the "best example" of last year's FTAA
summit. It was "fundamental" to reversing the coup, says the chief Canadian
official working on the FTAA.

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