Destabilizing Venezuela: Longstanding US Policy
by Stephen Lendman
Washington wants oligarch power restored.
It doesn't surprise. It's likely happening ahead of Venezuela's April 14 presidential election. It'll continue when it's over.
Washington tolerates no independent governments. It demands pro-Western ones. It wants them serving US interests. Outliers are targeted for regime change.
Throughout his tenure, Chavez was America's main hemispheric bete noire. He's gone. Chavismo lives. Washington's war on Venezuela continues.
It's the oil, stupid. Venezuela has the world's largest reserves. It's also for unchallenged regional dominance. No holds barred tactics persist to achieve it.
On April 5, Russia Today (RT) headlined "New WikiLeaks cable reveals US embassy strategy to destabilize Chavez government."