The English newspaper The Independent recently reported that the United States
was involved in funding Venezuelan opposition political groups, including those
involved in the coup that briefly overthrew President Hugo Chavez two years
Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act showed that
the US gave more than $1 million to the opposition in 2002.
came from the National Endowment for Democracy, which is entirely funded by the
US government. The NED, which was also recently involved in funding the
overthrow of Haiti's president, distributed the money through three
organizations whose name will be familiar to many Cambodians: the International
Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute for International
Affairs, and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity.
this raise questions about what these organizations are doing in Cambodia? Of
course not! We have their word for it that they are simply building support for
democracy. And they're consistent: that's what they said they were doing in
Allen Myers - Phnom Penh