The Chavez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela

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9781566566476: The Chavez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela

An outspoken critic of the U.S., Venezuela's democratically elected president Hugo Chávez is head of one of the world's largest oil-producing countries--and a thorn in the side of the Bush administration. In this accessible text, Venezuelan-American attorney Eva Golinger presents evidence obtained under the Freedom of Information Act that reveals that the U.S. knew in advance about a 2002 plot to overthrow Chávez. Facsimiles of many of these government documents are found in the appendix. The volume is not indexed. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Eva Golinger was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and the City University of New York Law School. Her investigation into US involvement in the coup against Chavez has been covered by major media throughout the US and in Venezuela. She divides her time between New York and Caracas. The Chavez Code is her first book.

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'Presents an alternate view regarding America's attempts to influence regional politics and economics. As libraries owe their readers arguments on both sides of current issues, this book is recommended' -- Library Journal 'The antidote to [the Bush adminstration's] poisonous propaganda [about Hugo Chavez]. Well written, with solid evidence, this the political survival guide to the land of the next oil war' -- Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy '[Eva Golinger] was labelled an 'official troublemaker' by the Pentagon and recieved many anonymous death threats. This book serves as eloquent defiance to all that, 25,000 copies of which she has already given out free in the streets of Venezuela!' -- Labour Left Briefing

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