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Eva Golinger
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Eva Golinger is a Venezuelan-American attorney and author of the best- selling books, "The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela" (2006 Olive Branch Press) and "Bush vs. Chávez: Washington’s War on Venezuela" (2006). Since 2003, Eva has been investigating, analyzing and writing about US intervention in Venezuela using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain information about the US Government’s efforts over the past few years to destabilize Hugo Chávez’s presidency. Through the FOIA, she has uncovered more than US$50 million in financing to anti-Chávez groups from the U.S. government since 2001 and in October 2004, she obtained top-secret documents from the CIA under the Freedom of Information Act, demonstrating prior knowledge and complicity in the coup. Since then, she has continued to receive more declassified documents under the FOIA and she has published two books in five languages (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian) on the subject of US Intervention in Venezuela, with particular emphasis on use of the National Endowment for Democracy and the USAID to fund opposition activities, penetrate civil society and undermine Venezuela’s democratic revolution.

Ms. Golinger’s work has been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and other major media around the world. She has also appeared on CNN, BBC, PBS, NPR, Australia’s "Dateline", Swedish, French and Greek television, and is a featured analyst on several major documentaries about Venezuela, including "Venezuela Rising" (Nuestra America Productions, 2006). She currently resides in Caracas, Venezuela and writes as a columnist for several national newspapers and hosts a weekly radio program on national Venezuelan radio. She also frequently appears on one of Venezuela’s most popular political programs on television, "la Hojilla". (author’s blog:
Her main topics of discussion and presentation include:
  • US Intervention in Venezuela
  • The Bush Administration's Role in the 2002 coup d'etat against President Chavez
  • The National Endowment for Democracy and a tool of undermining democracies around the world (How US Taxpayer Dollars are used for Regime Change)
  • Media Manipulation and Psychological Warfare
  • CIA penetration and actions in Venezuela
  • How to use the Freedom of Information Act to Uncover and Denounce US Aggression and Illegal Activities
  • The Venezuela Revolution and Social Transformation
  • The New Venezuelan Constitution
Eva Golinger has toured France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland and parts of the United States, presenting her first book, "The Chávez Code" and informing the international community about the aggressive strategies of the Bush Administration against the Venezuelan people and President Hugo Chávez. She has traveled extensively throughout Venezuela, where she lives, and other parts of Latin America, giving speeches, workshops and presentations on US Intervention in Venezuela and the different strategies the US Government has employed over the years in its continual efforts to oust President Chávez from power. Her first book, "The Chávez Code" won two National Book Awards in Venezuela in 2006 for "Bolivarian Ideology" and "Politics". She also won a National Award for Alternative and Community Media from the Ministry of Communication and Information in Venezuela in 2006 and has received several honors and decorations from different Venezuelan state and municipal governments and military institutions.

A lawyer specializing in international human rights and immigration law, Eva grew up in the United States and moved to Venezuela in the mid-1990s to discover her Venezuelan roots. She lived nearly five years in the Andean city of Mérida, Venezuela, writing, teaching and singing in a band. Golinger studied piano from the age of six and entered into the music department at Sarah Lawrence College in early 1991, majoring in vocal music. But during her university years, she switched her focus to political science and law and became particularly interested in the history of U.S. interventions in Latin America and the role of the CIA in regime change around the world. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the City University of New York Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Eva Golinger
Eva Golinger is founding editor of

Correo del Orinoco

  • Eva Golinger. The Chavez Code. , The Chavez Code

    From the first time Hugo Chavez was elected President of Venezuela in 1998, Washington and its allies have been trying to undermine his government. When Chavez was just a presidential candidate, the US State Department denied his visa to participate in television interviews in Miami. Later, when he won the... » read this article
  • T/COI. Presidential Press via Correo del Orinoco , Presidential Press via Correo del Orinoco

    Hundreds of thousands of supporters of President Hugo Chavez took to the streets of cities around Venezuela last Sunday for the official kick off of the head of state’s reelection campaign “Here we are with Chavez in order to have independence, a homeland and to continue building a country of... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger , The Chavez Code

    Rather’s False Reporting on Venezuela & President Hugo Chavez   Since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was diagnosed with cancer and a malignant tumor was removed from his pelvic region last June, all kinds of rumors, lies and speculations have circulated about his health. Most of the hype has come from... » read this article
  • Special Report , Presidential Press via Correo del Orinoco

    As part of the Chavez administration’s drive for greater financial security and economic sovereignty, 14 tons of Venezuela’s gold reserves once held outside the nation were brought back home last Monday, concluding the government’s plan to repatriate 160 tons of the precious metal from foreign banks. The shipment arrived at... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger. The Chavez Code. , The Chavez Code

    Washington has made no secret of its disdain for Venezuela’s President Chavez and mass media have turned a democratic leader into a dictatorship. Does Venezuela really represent a threat to the United States or is the hype just an excuse for regime change? [NOTE: I accompanied President Chavez on his... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger , Correo del Orinoco

    The Venezuelan government, together with the private sector and international partners, is finding creative solutions to the nation’s housing deficit, including the construction of new, communal-oriented cities. Pushing forward with its large-scale public housing program that seeks to construct two million new homes in the next 6 years, the Venezuelan... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger , The Chávez Code

    Washington is preparing funds to support the opposition’s campaign against President Hugo Chavez during the coming presidential elections in 2012 Since Hugo Chavez won his first presidential elections in 1998, the US government has been trying to remove him from power. With multimillion-dollar investments, every year Washington’s agencies advise and... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger. T/COI. P/Agencies , Correo del Orinoco

    Under the Chavez administration, human rights have been substantially increased and expanded in order to guarantee the population not just civil and political rights, but also economic, social and cultural rights Venezuela stands “at the vanguard” of “respect for and enforcement of human rights; be it civil, political, economic, social,... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger , Axis of Logic.

    The US government has been increasing aggressive actions against the Chavez administration in an attempt to isolate the major petroleum producing nation and aid in ousting the Venezuelan President. During a hearing last Friday, June 24, in the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives regarding “Sanctionable Activities in... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger. The Chavez Code , The Chavez Code

    The latest Wikileaks releases include cables sent from the US Embassy in Caracas to the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Council, and other US entities, indicating requests for additional US government funding for opposition groups in Venezuela. The cables corroborate documents previously obtained under the US Freedom of... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger. Correo del Orinoco. , Correo del Orinoco

    (Statement from the Venezuelan Government Appears Below) Venezuela’s government strongly rejected the Obama administration’s attempt to sanction its state-owned oil industry, PDVSA, and interrupt its relations with other nations. Latin American nations and groups worldwide have expressed support for Venezuela’s defiant stance.   “Sanctions against the homeland of Bolivar? Imposed... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger. The Chavez Code , The Chavez Code

    With so much misinformation circulating in different media outlets around the world about Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez, it's time to set the record straight. Venezuela is not a dictatorship and President Chavez is no dictator. Just last evening the Venezuelan head of state participated in a meeting with a... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger. The Chávez Code , The Chávez Code

    State Department documents published by Wikileaks evidence Washington's plans to "contain" Venezuela's influence in the region and increase efforts to provoke regime change A substantial portion of the more than 1600 State Department documents Wikileaks has published during the past two weeks refer to the ongoing efforts of US diplomacy... » read this article
  • Eva Golinger , The Chavez Code

    Washington increases Clandestine Ops against Venezuela Millions of dollars are being channeled to opposition groups in Venezuela via USAID, while the Pentagon has established a new PSYOP program directed at Venezuela, including a “5-day a week television program in Spanish broadcast in Venezuela” during 2011   The 2010 annual report... » read this article
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