Investigative reporter Greg Palast discusses the domestic political motives behind the war posturing of Venezuela and Colombia, Obama’s embrace and expansion of Plan Colombia, the demonization of Hugo Chavez and Ecuador’s escape from vassalage to the U.S. and big oil.
MP3 here. (28:09)
Greg Palast is the author of Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. He is best known in his native USA as the journalist who, for the Observer (UK), broke the story of how Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black Florida citizens from voter rolls before the 2000 election. He has reported for Harper’s Magazine, BBC ‘s Newsnight, Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! and Britain’s Observer. Palast won the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award for his BBC documentary, Bush Family Fortunes.