Hi there,

This week Democracy Now! is bringing you live, on-the-ground coverage of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, where you’ll hear the voices and analysis you won’t get anywhere else. In August, we’ll travel to Chicago for the Democratic National Convention. Democracy Now! doesn’t accept corporate advertising or sponsorship revenue, and we don’t take money from any government. That means we’re relying on you. Can you donate $15 to Democracy Now! today to support our RNC and DNC coverage—and so much more? Right now, a generous donor will TRIPLE your gift, which means your $15 donation is worth $45. Please do your part to help us air in-depth, substantive coverage of the conventions and the issues that matter most during the 2024 election cycle. Thank you so much—and remember, every dollar makes a difference.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Washington Changes Its Story About Its Role in the Coup in Venezuela: The London Guardian Says the U.S. Navy Was Involved

Listen
Media Options
Listen

Washington keeps on changing its story about its role in the coup in Venezuela. First, senior administration officials acknowledged they met several times with coup leaders, were briefed of the situation in advance, didn’t discourage people, and sent signals that Washington doesn’t like Chavez.

The next day, it emerged that Otto Reich, a senior State Department official, phoned Venezuelan coup leader Pedro Carmona the very day he took over as interim president.

Then, the New York Times reported that the US channeled hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to American and Venezuelan groups opposed to President Hugo Chavez in the last year.

Most recently, the London Guardian is reporting the US navy aided the failed coup in Venezuela with intelligence from its vessels in the Caribbean.

Guest:

  • Duncan Campbell, reporter, London Guardian. He has just written a piece on how the American Navy “helped the Venezuelan coup.”

Related link:

Related Story

StorySep 24, 2013Ecuadorean Foreign Minister on Latin American Resistance to NSA Spying & the Castro-Chávez Legacy
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top