Putting an End to the Government of Hugo Chavez: The US’ Options

Posted on March 5, 2010


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The US Plans Alternatives against Government of Hugo Chavez, says Argentinean Political

HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 4 (acn) Argentinean political scientist Atilio Boron included assassination
among the alternatives planned by the United States to put an end to the government of Hugo
Chavez in Venezuela, as part of a strategic plan to take control of South America again.
   These projects are for 2010, said Boron, while warning about the immediacy of these
intentions on the part of the administration of Barack Obama with the purpose of defeating the
Bolivarian project and therefore weaken other progressive governments in the region.
   During a panel held on Thursday at the 12th International Meeting on Globalization and
Development Problems, Boron denounced that the death of Chavez has not been discarded, by way
of an assassination attempt or by “accidental death”, he said satirizing.
   What the US imperialism is giving careful consideration is popular reaction in Venezuela
and other parts of Latin America and the Caribbean against an action of this nature, an also
of the armed forces of the South American country.
   The scholar, who is participating in the forum on behalf of the Latin American Program of
Off-Site Education, mentioned, as another alternative against the Venezuelan head of state, to
obtain his defeat in the September 26 elections to Parliament and a majority of enemies of the
President, and with any pretext declare him incapable of ruling.
   He added that the United States promotes successive obstacles so Venezuela’s United
Socialist Party and its allies don’t win the elections.
   Mexican John Saxe, who accompanied Boron in the panel, said that the reactionary media
propaganda insists in characterizing Chavez as the main enemy of the United States.
   A third alternative could be, according to the Argentinean analyst, to create conflicts
with Colombia (the country he called the “ground aircrafts carrier” of the United States in
the region) at the common border, which could serve as a pretext to intensify military actions
with the participation of US troops from bases recently created in Colombian soil and from
others nearby.
   These plans would be part of a destabilizing strategy of US imperialism in Latin America
and the Caribbean to keep control of important natural resources, like oil, water and
biodiversity, he added.
   Cuban Luis Suarez, from the Institute of International Relations and also a member of the
panel, pointed out that these imperial projects seek to defeat or contain the progressive
processes of change that have taken place over the last 50 years in the region, particularly
in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador.


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