U.S. Anti-War Group Denounces U.S.-Backed Coup In Venezuela
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2002
April 12, 2002
According to an anti-war organization based in the United States, the U.S. government working with Venezuelan reactionaries, the wealthy classes of that South American country and the international pro-U.S. media, has fomented and carried out a military coup against the popularly elected leader, President Hugo Chavez.
Teresa Gutierrez of the International Action Center (IAC) said "the coup has all the markings of a CIA plot, much like the one carried out against the Chilean President Salvador Allende in September 1973." Gutierriez pointed out that the "so-called strike leading up to the coup was really an action by the wealthy owners of the factories, aided by a corrupt sector of the trade union movement representing only the most privileged workers in the oil industry." MORE