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  • Common Dreams  There is growing unease among foreign energy companies based Latin America that they may be forced to become junior partners by a string of left wing governments.
  • Hugo Chavez  Venezuela Analyis  Maj After two years of battling cancer, President Hugo Chavez has died today at 4.25 pm.  and Sodahead Hugo Chavez Says CIA May Have Given Him Cancer: Assassination by Cancer?   Hugo Chavez and several other Latin American leaders recently got diagnosed with various forms of cancer. Chavez said in a speech, “It’s very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America... Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years? ... I’m just sharing my thoughts, but it’s very, very, very strange."  and Bloomberg  ...  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hinted that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer affecting several leaders aligned with him in South America.  Chavez, speaking a day after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, said the Central Intelligence Agency was behind chemical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and that it’s possible that in years to come a plot will
  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs Chavez is a Catholic and has allowed brought back Evangelical Protestant groups to counter Catholic efforts to oust him
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  • Democracy Now search, Venezuela, oil, 
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  • Information Clearing House AP reprint CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's oil minister said today that Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's second-largest integrated oil company, was no longer welcome in this oil-producing nation. ... Exxon Mobil and Canadian oil and gas company PetroCanada each hold a 50 percent stake in the La Ceiba field under a profit-sharing contract with PDVSA. Exxon operates the field.
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  • Aol Presidente Alo Presidente - presidential weekly TV program - Official Spanish-language news website of the Venezuelan government - Live Streaming on Sundays
  • Al Jazeera Venezuela has accused ExxonMobil of "legal terrorism" after the US oil company said it had won court orders freezing up to $12bn of its state-run oil company's assets.
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  • China View Such major oil companies in the world including France's Total, Britain's BP PLC and Norway's Statoihydro ASA basically agreed and have negotiated deals with Venezuela to continue as minority partners in the Venezuela's oil project. Exxon and ConocoPhillips, however, refused and withdrew from Venezuela. They balked at the tougher terms and have been in compensation talks with the PDVSA.
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  • TelesurTV Bush doesn't like TelesurTV  Venezuela.  and an amendment was passed to counter it in Congress.  TelesurTV is a Venezuelan with (with Argentina, Cuba and Uruguay) initiative to counter CNN..and American propaganda.
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  • VHeadline US tries to cover-up covert financing to Chavez opposition and Sumate, $10 million
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  •  Notes:  Ask any ordinary Brazilian Catholic why the pope is visiting Brazil, and the corny old tune will be the same: "Benedict XVI is coming to canonize friar Galvão, the first genuinely Brazilian saint". Try to ask a layman, and his answer will add an enigmatic acronym to those who do not follow the Church's history: "He is coming for the opening of the 5th CELAM's Conference".  Brazzil
  • Wikipedia Just War theory is a doctrine of military ethics studied by moral theologians, ethicists and international policy makers which holds that a conflict can and ought to meet the criteria of philosophical, religious or political justice, provided it follows certain conditions.   ...  The Just War Theory was most recently asserted as authoritative Catholic Church teaching by the United States Catholic Bishops in their pastoral letter, "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response," issued in 1983.
  • WMR In Venezuela, two successive U.S. ambassadors, Charles Shapiro and William Brownfield, poked a stick in President Hugo Chavez's eye by continuously involving themselves in Venezuela's domestic affairs. Brownfield was particularly involved in stirring up anti-Chavez separatist sentiment in oil-rich Zulia state.  Brownfield's wife, Kristie Kenney, served as ambassador to Ecuador at the same time he was posted to Caracas. Kenney's major task was to ensure continued access to the Eloy Alfaro airbase at Manta. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa wants the U.S. out of the airbase when its lease expires in November 2009. Ecuador suspects that the base was used in support of the recent Colombian military aggression on Ecuador that killed members of the Colombian FARC rebel group, in addition to an Ecuadorian national and four Mexican citizens.  full story
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  • Seneca  We can observe the growth of mutually supportive church-state relationships that carried Europe through the allegedly “Dark” and temporally “Middle” Ages. We can read records of great schisms and reformations. We can then witness the territorial expansion of Christianity as it moved hand-in-glove with conquistadors and colonizers by caravan and sailing ship eastward across Asia, westward to the Americas and Oceania, and southward to sub-Saharan Africa. Imperialism and Christianization have been dominant themes in world history since the days of Marco Polo on land and Cristoforo Colombo and Giovanni Caboto on the oceans. European economic, ideological and military power has been felt and rarely completely rejected in almost every earthly domain over various parts of the past two millennia.
Curacao, Bush invasion of Venezuela?
  • Venezuela Solidarity Network  WASHINGTON D.C. - U2's Bono, well recognized for his campaigns to reduce poverty and treat AIDS in Africa is backing a videogame which promotes the invasion and destruction of Venezuela in order to check "a power hungry tyrant" who has "seized control of Venezuela and her oil supply." Bono has failed to respond to concerns raised by the Venezuelan Solidarity Network about his funding of this project. ... "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames," created by Los Angeles based Pandemic/Bioware Studios, simulates a mercenary invasion of Venezuela in the year 2007. Pandemic is a subcontractor for the US Army and CIA funded Institute for Creative Technologies, which uses Hollywood techniques to mount war simulations in California's high desert in order to conduct military training. "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames" simulates destruction in downtown Caracas, and promises to leave no part of Venezuela untouched.
  • WMR " In Venezuela, successive U.S. ambassadors in Caracas, backed by local CIA and Special Forces operatives, have sought to stoke a secessionist in Venezuela's oil-rich Zulia state. Zulia has 40 percent of Venezuela's oil reserves and its governor, Manuel "Manny" Rosales, has received financial and political support from U.S. ambassadors to Venezuela, including William Brownfield and Charles Shapiro. Rosales was the only state governor to sign the "Carmona Decree," which legitimized the 2002 coup against President Hugo Chavez, a coup backed by U.S. intelligence and military forces. Rosales is tied to right-wing Cuban business interests in Miami. ... In May 2006, Brownfield, a frequent visitor to Zulia, said in Maracaibo, Zulia's capital, that he once lived for two years in the "Independent and Eastern Republic of Zulia." Brownfield made a number of visits to Zulia to stoke independence fervor. The CIA has provided funds for Morales' autonomist party, Rumbio Propio (Own Way). The Bush administration seeks to create a puppet state in Zulia that would control Lake Maracaibo, turn the Maracuchos (the people of Zulia) into American vassals, and create a military base on Colombia's eastern border to squeeze the Colombian FARC and ensure the survival of the Bush cocaine-financed oligarchy in Bogota."


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  • Louis Posada Carriles, former CIA agent, escaped Venezuelan prison 1985, acquitted twice of plotting to bomb a plane.  U.S. refuses to extradite? Chavez will review relations with U.S.
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  • Brazzil Ask now any Liberation Theology representative, and Ratzinger's jovial visit turns into a clear message in which friar Galvão is a mere popular supporting actor in a plan to contain the Catholic exodus; and the bishops conference becomes the main stage to attack those who live under the prism of "preferential option for the poor" - an option by the way germinated in Medellin (Colombia), in 1968, during the encounter's 2nd edition and irrigated in the following meeting in Puebla (Mexico), in 1979.
  • Wikipedia Sovereignty was only attained after Simón Bolívar, known as El Libertador ("The Liberator") and aided by José Antonio Páez and Antonio José de Sucre, won the Battle of Carabobo on 24 June 1821. José Prudencio Padilla and Rafael Urdaneta's victory in the Battle of Lake Maracaibo on 24 July 1823 helped seal Venezuelan independence. New Granada's congress gave Bolívar control of the Granadian army; leading it, he liberated several countries and founded Gran Colombia


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  • Information Clearing House AP reprint CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's oil minister said today that Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's second-largest integrated oil company, was no longer welcome in this oil-producing nation. ... Exxon Mobil and Canadian oil and gas company PetroCanada each hold a 50 percent stake in the La Ceiba field under a profit-sharing contract with PDVSA. Exxon operates the field.
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Bush's Next Oil War, Green Left Weekly home page.

VENEZUELA: Bush's next oil war? by Stuart Munckton  A statement released on March 8 and signed by almost 400 Venezuelan journalists accused the US government and media of a campaign to prepare the ground for a US military attack on oil-rich Venezuela.

According to translation of the statement posted at the Venezuela Analysis website, it begins by declaring: “As it was done in the past to Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Grenada, and Haiti, the government of the United States today targets the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with all its media and propaganda power. In those brother nations, such campaigns served as the preamble for an armed invasion by the main global military power.”

The journalists claim the aim of the current US campaign of “lies, distortion, and manipulation” is the “overthrow President Hugo Chavez Frias' democratic government”.  In February, the Venezuelan government publicly accused the US government of plotting to assassinate Chavez. Tensions were further heightened when the Venezuelan government announced it had detected the secret presence of “US Marines, along with military planes and amphibious vehicles” on the Caribbean island of Curacao, just 75 kilometres from the Venezuelan mainland, according to an Associated Press report on March 1.

The announcement, by Venezuelan Navy Commander Armando Laguna, sent a wave of panic in Venezuela about an “imminent US invasion”, according to a March 1 Venezuela Analysis report.  National Assembly deputy William Lara claimed the US military presence was part of "a plan to intimidate and provoke by the US".

Venezuela Analysis reported on March 5 that the US ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, had expressed regret at the “lack of communication” over the incident. The Vheadline website reported on March 8 that the Curacao government had categorically stated that it would not allow the island to be the base for any attack on Venezuela.  Venezuela's accusations against Washington were given added credibility when Venezuelan Vice-President Jose Rangel told the media that former US ambassador to Venezuela Charles Shapiro had informed him of a potential plot to kill Chavez.

According to a March 9 Vheadline report, current US ambassador Brownfield confirmed that Shapiro had informed the Venezuelan government that US officials had information of a potential assassination attempt. Brownfield denied that the US government was party to the plot.  However, during a visit to India in early March, Chavez publicly reiterated his accusation that the US was plotting to assassinate him, declaring that “if something happens to me, there is only one person responsible for it, and his name is George W. Bush”.

Oil threat

According to a March 5 South Asia Media website report, Chavez repeated his threat to cease selling Venezuelan oil to the US in the event of any US or US-backed attack on Venezuela.  While Washington has been hostile to the Venezuelan government ever since Chavez's election in December 1998, a public campaign by both government officials and the US media has been underway since Condoleezza Rice became US secretary of state in January.

Referring to Chavez in a January 26 speech to a US Senate foreign relations committee, Rice said that Bush administration was “very concerned about a democratically elected leader who governs in an illiberal way”.  This was the start of a ceaseless campaign against the Venezuelan government waged by US officials and the US media. Highlights have included the director of the CIA, Peter Goss, publicly targeting Venezuela as the leading Latin America nation the US is concerned about and a TV documentary run by Fox News in early February under the title The Iron Fist of Hugo Chavez.

The essence of the campaign has been to demonise Chavez, who has won nine national elections in six years, by claiming that he is moving to establish a dictatorship and using Venezuela's oil wealth to support “terrorists” in Colombia and “destabilising” Bolivia.  The Chavez government denies providing material assistance to any armed groups in Colombia or to any of the groups inside Bolivia that are organising ongoing protests against the neoliberal policies of the Bolivian government. The US government has provided no concrete evidence to support its charges.

Nonetheless, the US State Department, in its annual human rights report, released in February, accused the Venezuelan government of having a “poor” human rights record. The report singled out alleged harassment of political opponents and charged that Chavez government officials had “increased their control over the judicial system”.

Rangel denounced the report as “more lies, more falsifications, more hypocrisy” and declared that the US had “no moral authority” to criticise Venezuela. He accused Washington of being the biggest violator of human rights in the world, singling out the “murder” of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan and the violation of human rights in the US-operated “concentration camp” at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The US human rights group Washington Office on Latin America also criticised the report for singling out Venezuela for alleged breaches of human rights while letting pro-US regimes like Colombia off the hook. Despite an increase in Colombia of politically motivated murders, the State Department report claimed the human rights situation there has improved.

US corporate interests

Behind Washington's propaganda campaign against Chavez, however, is not any concern about the growth of “tyranny” in Venezuela, but rather concern over the threat posed by the Chavez government to the profits of US corporations. Chavez is leading a popular process known as the “Bolivarian revolution” that is challenging US domination in the region and redistributing wealth and political power to the 80% of Venezuelans who live in poverty.

Venezuela supplies up to 15% of US oil imports and the US purchases up to 60% of Venezuela's oil output. A key goal of the Chavez government has been ensuring full government control over Venezuela's oil industry in order to use its earnings to eradicate poverty. This has put Venezuela at odds with US oil corporations, and therefore at odds with the US government.

In November, Chavez announced that his government would begin to enforce the law passed in 2001 that calls for a dramatic increase in the royalties foreign corporations pay to the Venezuelan government for the extraction of oil inside Venezuela. ExxonMobil has denounced the increase and is considering mounting a legal challenge, according to a February 28 Venezuela Analysis report.

In December, Venezuela signed an agreement with China that includes plans for Venezuela to sell large amounts of oil to China. Although China does not currently have the refining capacity to deal with Venezuela's high-sulphur oil, the agreement sparked concern among US commentators about the potential for Venezuela to either cease or significantly decrease its oil sales to the US.

This concern was further fuelled when, on February 3, Chavez publicly stated his displeasure at what he considered was Venezuelan oil “subsidising Mr Bush”. Although Venezuela has repeatedly insisted it does not intend to cease oil sales to the US, Chavez is clearly looking to diversify Venezuela's oil markets and reduce its dependency on selling oil to the US.

The Venezuelan government has also begun cracking down on corporate tax evasion, fining and temporarily closing down businesses that fail to obey the law. McDonald's and Coca-Cola have been two high-profile targets of the campaign, forced to shut down their operations in Venezuela this year for two days for failing to have their books in order.

The anti-tax evasion campaign has netted the Venezuelan government a 50% increase in tax revenue, which the government is using to fund a 24% increase in the minimum wage.

On top of this, since winning an August 15 referendum on continuing his presidency, Chavez has been pushing for a significant deepening of the Venezuelan revolutionary process. In an article posted on March 8 on the Seven Oaks magazine website, Derrick O'Keefe commented: “There is no doubt that the United States government understands the significance of the current direction of the process in Venezuela. An oil-rich country with a radical, anti-imperialist government which has received repeated, indisputable democratic mandates and now advocates for socialism, the government in Caracas poses the gravest ‘threat of a good example' since the Cuban Revolution of 1959.”

The combination of Washington's isolation in Latin America and its need for Venezuelan oil is likely to keep at bay the threat of a direct military attack by the US, but it is also clear the Bush administration is preparing the ground for an attack of some sort against the Chavez government.  From Green Left Weekly, March 16, 2005.
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Leyresorte Radio and Television Social Responsability Law - Official spanish language website of the Venezuelan government
Free higher education social program - Official spanish language website of the Venezuelan government
A quality Spanish-Language, source for political and social updates
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Ministry of Communication and Information (Spanish)
Venezuelan State Radio (Spanish). You can listen to President Chavez’s Sunday talk show, "Aló Presidente," from this site.
State Railroad Autonomus Institute - Official spanish website, One of the most important infrastructure project of the Venezuelan government
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Oil hegemony, Latin American Debt crisis of the 1970's.....The US dollar then did not become a "petrodollar", although Kissinger spoke about the process of "recycling petrodollars". What he was referring to was the initiation of a new phase of US global hegemony in which the petrodollar export earnings of OPEC oil lands would be recycled into the hands of the major New York and London banks and re-lent in the form of US dollar loans to oil-deficit countries such as Brazil and Argentina, creating what soon came to be known as the Latin American debt crisis.  Engdahl
Wayne Madsen Report:  April 13, 2006 -- As U.S. and NATO descend upon the Caribbean in two exercises -- Operation Tradewinds and Partnership for the Americas -- designed to intimidate populist and progressive governments and political movements in Latin America, particularly the Hugo Chavez government in Venezuela, comes word from U.S. intelligence sources that U.S. Special Forces are training Guyanese rebels in Guyana for cross-border incursions into the eastern part of Venezuela. It is clear that with the arming and support of secessionist forces in Zulia state in western Venezuela, the Bush regime has decided to also foment problems in Venezuela's east. The Guyanese-Venezuelan border has a history of irredentist problems among the tribal peoples who live in the region. U.S. missionaries tied to U.S. intelligence activities have been active among Amerindian tribal peoples of Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, and Guyana, especially those living in the border regions of Venezuela. It now appears that President Hugo Chavez was correct when he accused U.S. missionaries, particularly the New Tribes Mission, of being linked to the CIA. Suspiciously, New Tribes Mission is based in Jeb Bush's Florida, which has become a newly invigorated base for CIA-funded right-wing Cuban, Venezuelan, Bolivian, and other Latin American paramilitaries and terrorist groups.

Venezuela, the strike that wasn't

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WMR U.S., Soros may pump $100 million into Capriles campaign in Venezuela

March 14-15, 2013 --
Although they know they have an uphill climb in defeating Venezuelan acting President and Hugo Chavez's hand-picked successor Nicolas Maduro, Western governments, banks, and corporations may pump as much as $80-$100 million in support of Venezuelan opposition leader and Governor of Miranda state Henrique Capriles Radonski's presidential campaign. Venezuela's presidential election in slated for April 14.

Capriles is a darling of the George Soros Open Society Institute and U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the latter an operating element of the CIA-linked U.SA. Agency for International Development (USAID). For years, NED, through the U.S. Republican party's International Republican Institute and Democratic Party's National Democratic Institute, has filled the coffers of Capriles's Primero Justicia (First Justice) movement, as well as COPEI, a Christian Democratic party supported by German Chancellor Angela Merkel's friends at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and Un Nuevo Tiempo (A New Era). The latter is a "social democratic" party centered in Zulia state, the main oil-producing region of Venezuela. Although the party is a contrivance of the CIA and Western oil companies, it was admitted as a member of Socialist International, itself a cipher for corporate interests. Support for the Venezuelan opposition has also poured in from the right-wing governments of Spain and Canada. 

It is too early to tell whether the election of Pope Francis I, the Argentine Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires, will affect Vatican and other Catholic Church support for the anti-government opposition students' movement centered at the Catholic University of Andres Bello (UCAB) with its campuses in Caracas, Los Teques, Guayana, and Coro. It is important to note that UCAB is a Jesuit university.

USAID interlocutors working for Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), a CIA firm that once employed President Obama's mother in her CIA field work in Indonesia and, more recently, Alan Gross's anti-Castro work in Cuba with Cuban Jewish dissidents, are very active with the anti-Maduro forces in Venezuela. Recently, two U.S. air attaches at the U.S. embassy in Caracas were expelled for trying to drum up support for an anti-government coup during the transition brought about by the death of Chavez.

Meanwhile, the non-profit Democracy Corps run by the political consulting firm of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Democratic Party strategist James Carville is making full use of social networking technology, a strategy financially backed by Soros's OSI and related NGOs, to hype Capriles as a natural successor to Chavez. A recent study by the Democracy Corps states: "Even though Maduro accused the opposition of plotting to generate instability in Venezuela, the truth is that opposition leader Hnerique Caoriles Radonski did more to promote peace among twitter users than Maduro. After Capriles Radonski publicly expressed his condolences to Chavez's family and called for peace and unity, twitter users were more likely to use the word "peace" on their posts than after Maduro's announcement."

Western media has also stressed that Capriles is the grandson of Polish Jewish holocaust survivors and that Venezuela's very wealthy Jewish community somehow feels "threatened" by Venezuela's non-aligned foreign policy and relations with Iran, Palestine, and Syria.

Populist movements in Latin America have always been anathema to certain U.S. moneyed interests. Rockefeller family operative Henry Kissinger, in speaking of the Nixon administration's desires to block Socialist party leader Salvador Allende from becoming president of Chile, said in 1970: "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people."

Ever since, the CIA and USAID, through Soros-funded NGOs, DAI, NED, and the right wing Freedom House, has grossly interfered in Western Hemisphere elections. NED, established in 1984 by right-wingers in the Ronald Reagan administration, saw Allen Weinstein as its first acting president. Weinstein went on the head the Center for Democracy [merged with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in 2003], funded by NED, and he was a founding member of the neo-conservative U.S. Institute of Peace, the Washington DC headquarters of which was designed by an Israeli architect. 

In a controversial move, Weinstein was appointed by the George W. Bush administration as Chief Archivist of the United States, the perfect position from which to direct the exemption from public release and destruction of thousands of files on the roles of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and GHW Bush administration officials in CIA coups against foreign leaders and foreign election interference. Weinstein resigned as Chief Archivist in 2008.

The pro-Israeli Weinstein was succeeded as acting chief of NED by permanent NED president Carl Gershman in 1984, who has remained in the job ever since. Gershman fills the description of so many neo-conservatives. He was a Trotskyite socialist activist who became a supporter of American imperial designs on the rest of thee world through overt domestic interference in the affairs of other nations. Even as a socialist, Gershman called for Cuba's Fidel Castro to cease his support for leftist guerrilla movements around the world. He now champions independence for Tibet and is closely aligned with the goals of Soros. Gershman steered NED funding to the coup plotters who temporarily ousted Chavez in a 2002 coup d'etat. He is now directing NED funding to the Capriles campaign.

No sooner had Gershman taken over the reins at NED, the organization began steering funds into the campaign of Panamanian presidential candidate Nicolas Barletta, who was supported by General Manuel Noriega's National Guard and the CIA. At the time, Panama was a key nexus in the drug and weapons smuggling activities of the CIA, Oliver North, and Colombian drug cartels in support of the Nicaraguan contras in their war against the Sandinista government of Nicaragua. Barletta won narrowly won election but the vote tally was challenged by his opponent Arnulfo Arias, the octogenarian former president. It was later suspected that the CIA hacked into the central vote tallying computer and altered the results, the first time an election had been altered through external computer tampering. Weinstein's and Gershman's NEC pronounced the election fair and Washington quickly recognized the Barletta administration. Meanwhile, government critic Hugo Spadafora, an Italian national and former guerrilla who fought in Guinea-Bissau, announced that he had evidence linking Noriega and, by default, his man Barletta, to drug and weapons smuggling. While Barletta was in new York City being lauded by Gershman and his friends, Spadafora's headless body was discovered near the Costa Rican-Panamanian border. HIs head had been sawed off with a butcher's knife and was never found. In 1985, Barletta was forced to resign.

NED later supported conservative groups with names like Via Civica (Civic Way) in Nicaraguan elections. The words "civil society" or "civic way" now denote the groups supported by Soros and associated CIA-linked NGOs. However, NED is much more effective using private firms like DAI, Delphi International Group, and other Washington, DC private firms that are nothing more than brass plate operations of the CIA. 

The NED always "gets its man" -- whether its Hugo Chavez with cancer or Hugo Spadafora with a butcher's knife to the neck.

WMR Wayne Madsen Report Jeb .......Bush's CIA "NOC" work in Venezuela
Former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may have thought he could pass himself off as "Hispanic" when he ticked off that ethnic option on his 2009 voter registration form but he was not able to easily pass himself off as a "banker" in Venezuela in the late 1970s. One of the last things then-Central Intelligence Agency director George H. W. Bush did for his son Jeb, whose actual name is John Ellis Bush from which the "Jeb" is derived as an acronym, is to have him hired by the international division of the Texas Commerce Bank as a CIA "non-official cover" officer or "NOC." Texas Commerce Bank was an optimal cover for CIA activities. The bank was founded by the family of James Baker. All the elder Bush had to do was to call his close friend Baker to have his son hired by the bank's international division, the usual branch where CIA NOCs were placed within banks and investment firms. Other banks used by the CIA for NOC embeds included Bank of America, Chase Manhattan Bank, and Manufacturers Hanover. Texas Commerce Bank, bought by Chemical Bank in 1987 and which is now part of J.P Morgan Chase, had the right pedigree to enable it to work closely with the CIA. In 1977, its board members included Lady Bird Johnson and the recently-defeated President Gerald Ford. In the 1980s, Kenneth Lay, who founded the CIA-connected Enron, became a board member of Texas Commerce Bank. Howard Hughes's CIA-linked Summa Corporation used Texas Commerce Bank to purchase a number of properties on the Las Vegas strip. In 1977, a short time after his father left the CIA as director, Jeb, fluent in Spanish as a result of his time as an exchange student in Guadalajara, was sent, along with his Mexican wife Columba, to Caracas, Venezuela to work as a "branch manager" and "vice president" at the young age of 24. But Jeb was no ordinary "branch manager." He was, officially, Texas Commerce Bank's top point man in the Venezuelan capital and, unofficially, the CIA's main financial liaison to the Venezuelan oil industry and the Colombian narcotics cartels. Jeb would regularly report to his CIA "official cover" counterpart attached to the U.S. embassy in Caracas as a State Department "diplomat." Jeb as a CIA "NOC" in Caracas for Texas Commerce Bank, owned by James Baker Jeb helped lay the groundwork for the future Reagan-Bush administration's 1980s covert war against Nicaragua and leftist guerrillas in El Salvador by establishing banking and money laundering links between the CIA and the Medellin and Cali drug cartels. Jeb's friends in the Colombian cartels, particularly Medellin cartel boss Pablo Escobar, would helped finance the Nicaraguan contras in return for CIA-supplied weapons. While in Venezuela, Jeb cleverly managed to hide the Colombian cartel's drug revenues as oil industry revenues of "front" companies. Texas Commerce Bank was the bank of choice for Latin American drug cartels. It was later discovered to have stashed $7 million in drug profits for the Gulf cartel of Mexico. Jeb ready to continue the CIA's lock on the White House Baker sold Texas Commerce Bank's Houston skyscraper to the head of the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, in 1985. Bin Mahfouz was later identified as a key member of Saudi Arabia's support network for the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States, which is noted in the still-classified 28 pages of U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Report on 9/11 intelligence failures. Bin Mahfouz, who lived in the River Oaks section of Houston near George H. W. Bush, died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 59. Bin Mahfouz, who was also an Irish citizen, threatened with confiscatory lawsuits any publication that reported his links to 9/11 and his family ties to Osama bin Laden. Jeb had no problems with the Venezuelan government in providing financial support for the Colombian cartels. For much of Jeb's stay in Venezuela, the extremely corrupt Carlos Andres Perez, known as "CAP," was president. His extravagant spending using Venezuela's revenue from the recently-nationalized oil industry earned his government the nickname of "Saudi Venezuela." Although CAP nationalized the oil industry and created the Petroleos de Venezuela (PdVSA) state-owned oil firm, he also was generous to American firms bidding for work with PdVSA. One of them was Bechtel Corporation, the firm of future Reagan-Bush cabinet members George P. Shultz and Caspar Weinberger. With a number of Bechtel employees in Venezuela, Jeb was not the only CIA "NOC" present in the country. But, he was the most influential. During CAP's second term as president from 1989 to 1993, a young army officer named Hugo Chavez attempted to overthrow the corrupt CAP in a coup. Many of Venezuela's elite who Jeb befriended during his days as Langley's main NOC in Caracas later became involved with repeated CIA attempts to overthrow Chavez and his successor, Nicolas Maduro. Today, they and their progeny live in the Miami-Dade area, particularly in Doral, nicknamed "Doralzuela," and are among Jeb's strongest and most deep-pocketed political supporters. In 1989, CAP crushed popular protests against his government by killing as many as 3000 protesters. The massacre is known as the "Caracazo" massacre. After leaving office the second time, Andres Perez was convicted of corruption and sentenced to 28 months in prison. After leaving Venezuela in 1980 to help with his father's presidential and vice presidential campaigns, Jeb hooked up with Cuban-American Miami businessman Armando Codina, who had his own connections with CIA-supported anti-Castro Cuban exiles in south Florida. It was Codina who helped Jeb make millions of dollars in the real estate business and eventually help launch him on his political career that took him to the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee. Jeb, as a principal of the Codina Group, was able to arrange the sale of high-priced condos and mansions in the Miami area to his elite friends in Venezuela, with Jeb receiving handsome sales commissions. One of Jeb's close Miami associates was Cuban terrorist Orlando Bosch. Bosch was a key figure in the CIA's Operation Condor, which was an alliance of Latin American military dictatorships that targeted leftist leaders for assassination across international borders. Bosch helped carry out the October 1976 bombing of Cubana Airlines flight 455, which was en route from Barbados to Jamaica. All 73 passengers and crew were killed in the attack, including children and the Cuban fencing team. The Cubana bombing plot was discussed at a 1976 meeting in Washington between Bosch; another Cuban terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles; and Michael Townley of the CIA. Jeb's father, the CIA director, was fully aware of the plot, as well as another plot to kill former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier. Letelier and Roni Moffitt, his American associate, were killed when their car exploded on Sheridan Circle in front of the Irish embassy in Washington on September 21, 1976, a few weeks before the Cubana airliner was blown out of the sky off Barbados. Codina, Bosch, and Posada Carriles were all part of Jeb's inner circle of friends, which also included Cuban businessman Camilo Padreda, a former spy for Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, and Hernandez Cartaya, both later indicted for systematically embezzling funds from the Jefferson Savings and Loan of McAllen, Texas. Padreda and Cartaya were also identified as CIA agents who helped skim funds from Jefferson and other S&Ls to fund the Nicaraguan contras. Jeb's work for the CIA in Caracas in 1977 came a few months after the CIA's worst terrorism spree in history, which also happened to coincide with George H. W. Bush's single year as CIA director. After his father became Vice President, Jeb served as the liaison for the Nicaraguan contras and he arranged meetings between them and their supporters and the White House point man for covert assistance to the Nicaraguan rebels, one Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel by the name of Oliver North. Another one of Jeb's Cuban cronies, Miguel Recarey, owner of Miami-based International Medical Center, an HMO, was awash in ill-gotten Medicare funds. Recarey and his brother, who had close ties to the CIA, were also funded by Florida Mafia boss Santo Trafficante, Jr., a co-conspirator in several CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro and a suspected co-plotter in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A Jeb Bush presidency would maintain the CIA's lock on the White House. Barack Obama's and his family's CIA connections are a historical fact. George W. Bush ensured the CIA's control over the presidency for eight years and before him, Bill Clinton, who had his own links to the CIA's contra-cocaine network through Mena, Arkansas, has seen his Clinton Foundation benefit from a $1 million contribution from one of Jeb's old Cuban-Venezuelan friends, Gustavo Cisneros, the multi-billionaire "Berlusconi of Venezuela." Cisneros, now exiled in the Dominican Republic, was involved in the CIA's 2002 abortive coup against Chavez.