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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

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   a link will suffice     Eoin Maher    Mon May 13, 2002 23:54 
   I think this is a justified and interesting post     C.    Tue May 14, 2002 00:15 
   Eoin Maher     GluttonMan    Tue May 14, 2002 02:06 
   Gluttonman     Ciara    Tue May 14, 2002 14:42 
   Palast an honourary IMC Ireland dude     Sam Spade    Tue May 14, 2002 18:23 
   Ciara     GluttonMan    Tue May 14, 2002 19:51 
   i don't see a problem     ja    Tue May 14, 2002 20:32 


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