The Trump administration has spent $654 million in “aid” to try to overthrow Venezuela’s government, including $435 million through USAID and $128 million directly to Juan Guaidó and his corrupt coup gang — all while imposing crippling austerity at home.
By Ben Norton
Continue reading “While Trump cuts food stamps, USAID bankrolls Venezuela regime change with half a billion in tax dollars”
Ben Norton is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. He is the assistant editor of The Grayzone, and the producer of the Moderate Rebels podcast, which he co-hosts with editor Max Blumenthal. His website is BenNorton.com and he tweets at @BenjaminNorton.
USAID is diverting $41.9 million from aid for Central America to pay the salaries of Juan Guaidó’s team as they work to influence policy inside the US.
By Leonardo Flores
Continue reading “USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan coup leaders to lobby US politicians for regime change”
Leonardo Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CODEPINK.