By Michael Albert, Truthout, Feb. 27, 2015.
With a "slow-motion coup" underway in Venezuela, John Pilger is interviewed for Telesur, the Latin American TV network, by Mike Albert.
Mike Albert: Why would the US want Venezuela's government overthrown?
John Pilger: There are straightforward principles and dynamics at work here. Washington wants to get rid of the Venezuelan government because it is independent of US designs for the region and because Venezuela has the greatest proven oil reserves in the world and uses its oil revenue to improve the quality of ordinary lives. Venezuela remains a source of inspiration for social reform in a continent ravaged by an historically rapacious US.