Monday, September 21, 2009

Carter: U.S. Had Forewarning of Venezuelan Coup Attempt

The failed coup of Hugo Chavez in 2002 was a defining moment in the recent history of Latin America. It was supported by both the New York Times and the U.S. State Department in the hours when Chavez was out of power. It's failure opened the door to Morales' victory in Bolivia, and in general, broke American dominance over the region.

Jimmy Carter recently stated the obvious - that the U.S. was no innocent bystander:

"I think there is no doubt that in 2002, the United States had at the very least full knowledge about the coup, and could even have been directly involved," Carter said.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised , filmed during the coup, is one of the great documentaries ever made.

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