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Inciting Unrest in Venezuela


Dark forces want Chavez ousted.

by Stephen Lendman

Last month, Duke University's Patrick Duddy published a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) paper titled "Political Unrest in Venezuela." 

From August 2007 - July 2010, he was Washington's Venezuelan ambassador. He represents imperial, not popular interests.

In September 2008, Venezuela declared him persona non grata. At issue were solidarity issues with Bolivia. 

The State Department expelled its US ambassador Gustavo Guzman. It acted after Evo Morales banished Washington's ambassador Philip Goldberg. He did so for good reason. Goldberg "conspir(ed) against democracy" and encouraged internal disruptions.

In June 2009, Duddy's persona non grata status was rescinded. He returned as ambassador. He remained so for another year. He's a career Foreign Service official. He's held various Latin American posts. In all of them, he was up to no good.

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