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Venezuela: The Trump Coup — And Our Next Oil War.

[An excerpt from my interview with @jimmy_dore.]

For background read The #KochBrothers, #HugoChavez and the #KeystoneXL Pipeline: gregpalast.com/the-koch-broth…
#Venezuela is #OccupyWallStreet on its head: the 1% are out in the street, violently hoping to overthrow the government elected by working people. Are the Kochs involved? Why not read my reports on Venezuela? gregpalast.com/chavez-maduro-…
Don't believe everything you read in the papers about #Venezuela — my 2002 report for @Guardian theguardian.com/world/2002/apr… #HandsOffVenezuela
It's not the first time the US has tried to overthrow a Venezuelan president...

Opec chief warned Chavez about coup — my 2002 report for @Guardian. theguardian.com/world/2002/may… #HandsOffVenezuela
The Coup Against Hugo Chavez — my 2002 report for @BBCNewsnight

In Caracas, I showed Nicolas Maduro a confidential contract between John Ashcroft’s Justice Department and a company called ChoicePoint.

Venezuela Floridated — my report from 2004 (Maduro was a congressman at the time.) gregpalast.com/venezuela-flor… #HandsOffVenezuela
Why, with a huge majority of the electorate behind him, was Hugo Chavez in hot water with our democracy-promoting White House?

Dick Cheney, Hugo Chavez and Bill Clinton’s Band — my report from 2004 gregpalast.com/dick-cheney-hu… #HandsOffVenezuela
Chavez rules out return to cheap oil [BBC interview from 2006]

...and has Bush over a Barrel [my @BBCNewsnight report from 2006]

Chavez offered to drop the price of oil to $50 a barrel, “not too high, a fair price,” he said. But Bush told Chavez to take his cheaper oil and stick it up his pipeline.

Bush Should Get Down on his Knees and Kiss Chavez' Behind — my report from 2006 gregpalast.com/hugo-chavez-an…
Like Operation Iraqi Liberation (“OIL”) – it’s all about the crude, dude. And lots of it.

Fear of Chavez is Fear of Democracy — my report from 2007 gregpalast.com/fear-of-chavez… #HandsOffVenezuela
Weird History: Chavez asked me to come to #Venezuela to stop a coup

Before he was kidnapped in 2002, Chavez sent an emissary to London (Delcy Rodriguez, current Vice-President) to ask my help in publicizing the coming coup and ward it off. gregpalast.com/hugo-chavez-vs…
Learn more about the last U.S.-backed coup in Venezuela in 2002; Get a FREE download of "The Assassination of Hugo Chavez" gregpalast.com/chavezdownload/ #HandsOffVenezuela
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