With the issue of Venezuela dominating the news, especially after President Trump declared Juan Guiado to be the legitimate President of Venezuela, I am extremely pleased to have Eva Golinger as my guest on this program. Eva was a close personal friend and adviser to former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and knows the players in this crisis personally.
Eva Golinger is the author of the best-selling book "The Chavez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela", and "Bush Versus Chavez: Washington's War on Venezuela". Her most recent book is "Confidente of Tyrants: The Story of the American Woman Trusted by the US's Biggest Enemies".
We discuss the economic malaise in Venezuela and its origins, the history of US intervention in the Venezuelan democracy, and the hope for solving this crisis in a way that preserves the gains made for ordinary Venezuelans under Chavez.