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Monday, March 08, 2004
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Next Target: Venezuela


One of the sources I quoted below in a post about Haiti had this to say:

After 1996, U.S. aid to Haiti was the same as what it had given the dictatorship that deposed Aristide. Aid did flow, but not to Aristide. Instead, U.S. organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to the opposition.

It appears the same thing is happening in Venezuela. According to VenezuelaFOIA.info:

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) receives funding from both the US Congress and the State Department. Its role appears to be to provide funding for foreign entities which act in US interests, under the guise of expanding "democracy". As such, it has legitimized part of the role that the CIA used to play.

At present, the NED offering small grants to a myriad of Venezuelan organizations. One only needs to read a few of them in order to see that the real aim is to remove Venezuela's democratically-elected government.

One organization is ACCdV:

Documents from NED grantee AsociaciĆ³n Civil ComprensiĆ³n de Venezuela (ACCdV) show clear ties between the U.S. Embassy in Caracas and the opposition. Here they are getting access to U.S. Embassy databases. How often does the USG give away its databases to the rest of us?

Are US taxpayer dollars being used to subvert democracy in Venezuela? Why would that not surprise me?

ntodd 
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