RTAmerica | September 14, 2010
In 2002, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) arrived in Venezuela with a mission: Remove Hugo Chavez from power. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez then stood up at the UN in 2006 calling former US President George W. Bush “the devil” for meddling in foreign affairs. Eva Golinger has reported that USAID has been operating in Venezuela for over eight years attempting to remove Hugo Chavez from office in Venezuela.
Is the US trying to “fix” Venezuela?
Why is Venezuela a threat?
In 2003, USAID funded 66 programs in Venezuela, today that figure has grown to 623 programs that cost more than $20 million dollars. The increase in programs was due to the United States growing interest in expelling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from office. As the upcoming elections take place will these ‘programs’ have an effect? Robert Naiman says that the United States’ policy towards Venezuela regards them as a threat because they are a major exporter of oil and that is their stance on most oil exporting nations.