Venezuela and the Imperial Script, 2004 Edition
The Coup Last Time

Cockburn, Alexander; St.clair, Jeffrey
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/02/21/venezuela-and-the-imperial-script/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  21/02/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15955

The minute some halfway decent government in Latin America begins to reverse the order of things and give the have-nots a break from the grind of poverty and wretchedness, the usual suspects in El Norte rouse themselves from the slumber of indifference and start barking furiously about democratic norms. It happened in 1973 in Chile; we saw it again in Nicaragua in the 1980s; and here’s the same show on summer rerun in Venezuela, pending the August 15 recall referendum of President Hugo Chávez.