April 15, 2013
Former bus driver and the late Hugo Chávez’s handpicked successor, the socialist Nicolas Maduro, won the presidential election by a slim margin on Sunday. Maduro edged out opposition challenger Henrique Capriles with 50.7 percent of the vote in the oil-rich South American nation.
Capriles, who is Wall Street’s preferred candidate, refused to accept the election result and pledged to dispute it. “I didn’t fight against a candidate today, but against the whole abuse of power,” said Capriles, the governor of Miranda state.
Following election returns, Capriles said in a tweet he plans to reverse the vote. “We alert the country and the world of the intention to try and change the will expressed by the people,” he warned.
Capriles is a member of Justice First, described as a “center-right” political party in Venezuela. It is a USAID (United States Agency for International Development) operation. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – the globalist organization that picked up where the CIA left off – and USAID established the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in Caracas and it worked to undermine Chávez. OTI fostered and bankrolled more than 360 “scholarships” that were granted to social organizations, political parties, communities and political projects in Venezuela through Development Alternatives Inc., a company contracted by USAID, which opened an office in the El Rosal sector of Caracas in June 2002, according to Venezuelanalysis.com, a website that provides news about developments in Venezuela.
Capriles and Justice First are linked to the U.S. State Department. “The opposition party which includes the defeated presidential contender, Henrique Capriles Radonski, called Primero Justicia (Justice First) was co-founded by Leopoldo Lopez and Julio Borges, who like [Capriles], have been backed for nearly a decade by the US State Department. Primero Justicia and the network of foreign-funded NGOs that support it have been recipients of both direct and indirect foreign support for at least just as long,” Tony Cartalucci reported last October.
“NED money is going into networks providing support for current presidential candidate, Henrique Capriles Radonski,” Cartalucci noted, citing an unclassified State Department document. “At the time this document was written, Radonski was in jail pending trial for his role in facilitating the 2002 US-backed failed coup against President Hugo Chavez.”
Author and attorney Eva Golinger has extensively documented the U.S. plot using NED to subvert civil institutions and foment a coup in Venezuela. “Deception, manipulation, pressure, intimidation, threat and constitutional violations seem to be the NED’s tools for ‘promoting democracy’ around the world,” Golinger wrote in 2004. “Luckily, Venezuelans are on to the trickery of this heavy-handed organization and are unwilling to cede to its bully tactics.”
Nicolas Maduro, however, does not appear to have the same support as Hugo Chávez and his newly elected government may not be able to stand up to USAID-NED orchestrated subversion promised by Capriles and his U.S. handlers.