Wednesday, September 14, 2005

US Gives Financial Support To Chavez’s Opposition.

The Miami Herald is reporting that the US’s National Endowment for Democracy will give Sumate - a leading opposition group in Venezuela - $100,000 in funding. This just weeks after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez offered donations to offer aid for those affected by Katrina.

Sumate lead a failed effort last year to oust Chavez through a recall referendum last year. Chavez’s supporters, about 70% of Venezuelans, have long accused the US of helping to facilitate the overthrow of the democratically-elected Venezuelan president by financing opposition groups. The NED says the money will be used to strengthen democracy in the country.


Anonymous Edgar Brown said...

please, please, please, inform yourself before posting things like this.

10:02 AM  
Blogger C R Mountjoy - GDF said...

Question? Should the US have given money to Lech Walesa in Poland in the 80s?

9:07 AM  

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