[Marxism] Venezuela subversion
critical.montages at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 14:34:40 MDT 2006
On 8/26/06, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
> August 26, 2006
> U.S. Aid Stirring Suspicion in Venezuela
> By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
> Filed at 3:08 p.m. ET
> CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The U.S. government is spending millions of
> dollars in the name of democracy in Venezuela -- bankrolling human rights
> seminars, training emerging leaders, advising political parties and giving
> to charities. But the money is raising deep suspicions among supporters of
> President Hugo Chavez, in part because the U.S. has refused to name many of
> the groups it's supporting.
> Details of the spending emerge in 1,600 pages of grant contracts obtained
> by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. The
> U.S. Agency for International Development released copies of 132 contracts
> in all, but whited out the names and other identifying details of nearly
> half the grantees.
We must oppose US aid to opposition groups anywhere, across the board,
not just in Venezuela.
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