President of Venezuela|
Incumbent: Nicolás Maduro
Since 19 April 2013
|Interest of||Eva Golinger|
|If tar sands are counted, Venezuela possesses the world's largest oil reserves of any nation state.|
Fossil fuel reserves
Venezuela has the 8th largest gas reserves of any nation state, about 3% of total global reserves. Counting tar sands, Venezuela has the largest oil reserves of any nation state. In March of 2015 the administration of Barack Obama, at the urging of US oil corporations, declared Venezuela to be a “threat to the national security” of the US.
Thatcher encouraged Chávez coup
In the context of the failed coup in Equatorial Guinea, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was said to have asked whether Simon Mann had yet met a group, led by a man called "Sanchos", who were seeking to remove Hugo Chávez from Venezuela. Mann wrote:
- "No – I hadn't: but, Mark says, we are seeing him next day, in Eaton Place, just next door." He continues with Mrs Thatcher's reply: "'Good. Well, I hope that goes well too.' She looked at me with her imperial gaze. 'We must always look after our friends, Simon … as I'm sure you know.'"
Mann declined to comment.
|2002 Venezuelan coup attempt||11 April 2002 - 13 April 2002|
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Citizens of Venezuela on Wikispooks
|Simón Bolívar||24 July 1783||17 December 1830|
|Hugo Chávez||28 July 1954||5 March 2013||64th President of Venezuela|
|Eva Golinger||19 February 1973||A crusading journalist in the cause of exposing US interference in Venezuela and Latin America generally. She has particular expertise in the circumstances surrounding the death of President Hugo Chavez|
|Moisés Naím||5 July 1952|
|Leamsy Salazar||1974||Hugo Chavez bodyguard in the years before his death|
|Coordinating Regime Change in Iran and Venezuela||diplomatic communication||25 August 2010||Trowbridge Ford||Iran and Venezuela, prime candidates for regime change|
|Venezuela critics are just Blairites having a kick at Jeremy Corbyn||Interview||7 August 2017||George Galloway|
|For nineteen years the United States government and its secret agents have been trying to overthrow the Venezuela political process. Why might that be? Well, there are many reasons but the biggest among them has the smallest name: OIL.|
- "Margaret Thatcher 'gave her approval' to her son Mark's failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea"