Saturday, March 13, 2004

Facilitating the Venezuelan opposition

The Independent reports that "Washington has been channeling hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund the political opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez - including those who briefly overthrew the democratically elected leader in a coup two years ago" via the Orwellian-named National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

It's worth noting that the funneling of NED money for the last coup, in 2002, was previously reported. This news thus comes as no surprise.