US Coup Plot Wants Venezuela’s Government Toppled

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Coup Plot Wants Venezuela's Government Toppled

by Stephen Lendman

Since Hugo Chavez's February 1999 ascension to power, Washington wanted Venezuela's bad old days restored – fascism replacing Bolivarian social democratic freedoms.

Multiple attempts failed to remove Chavez and Nicolas Maduro. For weeks, US-orchestrated street violence again rages, along with economic war since Maduro's April 2013 election.

Manipulated street rage is part of the latest plot to destabilize the country, wanting him made vulnerable to toppling. 

On May Day in Caracas, he called for convening a constitutionally permitted constituent assembly, saying "I convoke the original constituent power to achieve the peace needed by the Republic, defeat the fascist coup, and let the sovereign people impose peace, harmony and true national dialogue. I don't want a civil war."

Let the popular will, "the communities, the peasants" rew
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