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Chavez had advance warning of coup [Greg Palast, The Guardian]

category national | miscellaneous | news report author Monday May 13, 2002 23:35author by GluttonMan Report this post to the editors

Greg Palast reports in the Guardian (Monday, May 13th 2002) that Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected president of Venezuela, was warned by an OPEC official in advance of the US-supported coup attempt.

The Venezuelan OPEC official warned Chavez that Arab states were planning an OPEC boycott of the USA and that this would stimulate the coup attempt.

The wily Chavez secreted loyal troops into the building which housed Carmona, the central coup plotter, and then when the coup was revealed informed Carmona that if anyone was getting killed then he would be sure to be included.

Greg Palast is the reporter/investigator that drives BBC Newsnight and wrote (among many other things "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy").

Related Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/oil/story/0,11319,714504,00.html
author by Eoin Maherpublication date Mon May 13, 2002 23:54author email eoin_maher at hotmail dot comReport this post to the editors

Glutton man:

This is a site for news, not reproduced stuff from newspapers, in future a link will suffice,

Eoin Maher

author by C.publication date Tue May 14, 2002 00:15Report this post to the editors

The article wasn't reposted - a concise summary and a link was given. This is a follow on from an earlier Indymedia.ie story

http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=1939

and i was very interested to get an update.

Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/cgi-bin/newswire.cgi?id=1939
author by GluttonManpublication date Tue May 14, 2002 02:06Report this post to the editors

If I _just_ post a link then how do you know if you want to click it or not? I summarised in a very concise way. Also I don't understand your implication that this is not news somehow.

author by Ciara - indymedia.iepublication date Tue May 14, 2002 14:42author email ciaraoc_ at hotmail dot comReport this post to the editors

You can provide a summery and context for the article and then provide a link. If the reader is interested enough they will click on the link.

author by Sam Spadepublication date Tue May 14, 2002 18:23Report this post to the editors

Palast is an honourary member of IMC Ireland co-op and one of the best journalists on the planet.

This reposting is good and is mannerly in all ways - leave this guy alone - or I'll get greg to gang up on yiz

author by GluttonManpublication date Tue May 14, 2002 19:51Report this post to the editors

look above! That's EXACTLY what I did and what Eoin is complaining about. See the short summary giving context and the link attached to it, or am I misunderstanding what you're saying?

author by japublication date Tue May 14, 2002 20:32author email jheeley at caramail dot comReport this post to the editors

Thanks Glutton Man
I think your summary was very helpful especially as there is nothing in the link to tell anyone that this is an article by Greg Palast. I really don't get the point made by Eoin, if you had just put the link I mightn't have bothered going to have a look.
As it happens I was waiting to hear Greg Palast's angle on the coup in Venezuela as he saw it coming for a while. Furthermore your last sentence was important as it informs people who the man is and any publicity for him can only be a good thing as he is in the business of hunting down the hard facts about the rotten people at the top. So thanks again

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