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Venezuela - (McQuaig Although Chavez says that he “has...

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Why is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claiming that the United States wants to rid him of his office? Throughout the past few years, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has frequently accused the United States of meddling in their affairs. In 2002, Chavez “accused the US of being behind an abortive coup” which ousted him for 48 hours (BBC News). The U.S. government “has persistently denied accusations of trying to overthrow Chavez” (BBC News). Media reports say that the “Bush administration dislikes Chavez because it considers him undemocratic”, as he has a tendency to act aggressively and also to act as a victim of U.S. aggression
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Unformatted text preview: (McQuaig). Although Chavez says that he “has quite a lot of evidence” against the U.S. and their acts to rid him of office, no hard evidence has been shown. U.S. officials “strongly deny any plot” and also how it is “hard to tell how genuinely the Venezuelan president believes what he says” (BBC News). Works Cited McQuaig, Linda. "Why Chavez is in U.S. Crosshairs." Common Dreams Newscenter . 2 Sept. 2005. 1 Nov. 2005. http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0902-23.htm . "Chavez decries 'US intervention'" BBC News 5 Mar. 2004. 1 Nov. 2005 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3538209.stm ....
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