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Waging Economic War on Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman,

Washington tolerates no sovereign independent governments. It wants pro-Western ones replacing them. It wants subservient ones it controls.

After Chavez became president in February 1999, Bolivarian social justice was attacked.

Mass protests aborted an April 2002 coup attempt. A 64-day 2002 – 03 general strike and oil management lockout caused severe economic disruption.

An August 2004 national recall referendum failed. Chavez won a resounding 59% majority. Other disruptions occurred regularly. They continue. More on that below.

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