André Vltcheck is traveling from his home base in Lebanon to the dangerous battlegrounds of Latin America, where Venezuela has been targeted by yet another coup attempt: "This is not another ordinary coup like those the Empire has perpetrated all over Latin America. Almost every country in Latin America, from the Dominican Republic to the southern cone of South America, has suffered from some sort of coup perpetrated by the United States, always based on the Monroe Doctrine that says the US has the right to control and intervene anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. So basically any nation that voted democratically for socialist or communist governments, or any nation that just wanted to do something positive for its people, is always destroyed. It is destroyed right away, or one or two years latter. It's a pattern that has been happening for centuries.
During the mid-19th century a bum on the streets of San Francisco declared himself Emperor of the United States...and a printer humored him by running off some fake currency with his face on it. Juan Guaido of Venezuela has the same kind of chutzpah!
"But the grotesqueness of the coup Venezuela is facing is unprecedented. A country with a more democratic system, more democratic elections, than the United States or Canada is described as a dictatorship! And a man who was in the National Assembly and who was stripped of his position by the Supreme Court of Venezuela — you can't find this in the mainstream press — is a nobody. This 35 year old engineer who became the chief of the National Assembly at the beginning of January, and was stripped of his position, suddenly goes before a mob of his supporters in Caracas and declares that he is the president of Venezuela!"
Philosopher, novelist, filmmaker, investigative journalist, poet, playwright, and photographer, Andre Vltchek is a revolutionary, internationalist and globetrotter who fights against Western Imperialism and the Western regime imposed on the world.
He covered dozens of war zones and conflicts from Iraq and Peru to Sri Lanka, Bosnia, Rwanda, Syria, DR Congo and Timor Leste.
His latest books are Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, The Great October Socialist Revolution, Exposing Lies of the Empire, Fighting Against Western Imperialismand On Western Terrorism: From Hiroshima to Drone Warfarewith Noam Chomsky.