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.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Edgar Brown said...

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

http://paspalum.blogspot.com/2005/09/is-venezuela-democracy.html

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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