Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002
Trinidad and Tobago and the other countries in Caricom can hardly afford to back-pedal in their support for the embattled administration of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. The world’s only remaining super-power may be becoming increasingly lukewarm towards Mr Chavez, to put it mildly, but he is the duly elected leader of the world’s fifth largest petroleum producer.
In fact, it is open to question just how much of Mr Chavez’s present problems has been fuelled by the imperialistic tendencies the United States has always had towards Latin America, given that America has been found to have played an embarrassing hand when Mr Chavez was almost overthrown in an attempted coup earlier this year. MORE