Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Chavez, the U.S., and the 2002 Coup
Here is a documentary about Hugo Chávez and the U.S.-orchestrated coup attempt of April 2002. It was filmed by a crew from the Irish national television broadcaster RTE, who were in Venezuela to do a feature on Chávez and, fortuitously, were able to record a full-length video documentary of the coup. The images of the events presented in this video contradict explanations given by Chávez's opposition, the mass media, and the US State Department, and the White House. They provide compelling evidence that the coup was the result of a conspiracy between various old guard and anti-Chávez factions within Venezuela and the United States.