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Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

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'''Chavez demands U.S. explanation'''

Chicago Tribune

May 10, 2002 Friday

NORTH SPORTS FINAL EDITION

Pg. 6

Chavez demands U.S. explanation

BYLINE: Items compiled from Tribune news services

CARACAS, VENEZUELA

The United States must explain its reaction to last month's failed coup in Venezuela, said President Hugo Chavez. Washington initially blamed Chavez for his brief overthrow.

"I believe that they really owe an explanation . . . to the people of the United States and also to us," Chavez told CBS for Sunday's "60 Minutes" program.

Chavez was deposed April 12 by military generals, who announced the president's resignation following bloody demonstrations against his rule. The former paratrooper was restored to power two days later by loyalist troops and thousands of civilian protesters.

Believing the generals' claim that Chavez had resigned, the U.S. was slow to condemn Chavez's ouster. The U.S. later signed a resolution condemning the coup as undemocratic.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania)

WORLD, Pg.A-4 WORLD BRIEFS

May 10, 2002 Friday

...'''Chavez confronts U.S.'''

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The United States must explain its reaction to last month's failed coup in Venezuela, said President Hugo Chavez, whom Washington initially blamed for his own brief overthrow.

Chavez made the comments in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on CBS's "60 Minutes."

"The government of the United States ... I believe that they really owe an explanation ... to the people of the United States and also to us," Chavez tells interviewer Steve Kroft, according to excerpts of the interview released in advance yesterday.

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