Venezuela: NED Will Send More Money to Súmate
WASHINGTON - A U.S. government-funded organization has approved another grant to a Venezuelan citizens group whose leaders already face charges in Venezuela of using Washington's money to try to overthrow President Hugo Chávez's government, officials said Monday.
The board of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) approved the grant on Friday, an NED official said.
María Corina Machado, a spokeswoman for the Caracas-based Súmate, said the group planned to issue a formal statement once the paperwork was signed.
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The Miami Herald story, of course, ignores all context and background, such as the fact that NEDs funding of Súmate is only part of a program that funnels millions of dollars into the Venezuelan opposition each year, in activities that would be illegal if another country tried to interfere in the same way in U.S. politics.