Revealed: UK sets up media influencing project in Venezuela amid secretive £750,000 ‘democracy promotion’ programme
The UK government has established a journalism project to ‘influence’ Venezuela’s ‘media agenda’ while a Foreign Office-funded foundation is spending £750,000 on a secretive ‘democracy-promotion’ programme in the country, as Britain appears to deepen efforts to remove the Maduro government.
UK attempts to remove Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro may be linked to British oil interests in neighbouring Guyana where UK companies stand to profit from offshore oil-rich Essequibo, a territory that is claimed by Venezuela.
Revealed: UK Foreign Office has spent nearly half a million pounds in aid setting up anti-government coalition in Venezuela
The British government has surreptitiously given £450,000 from its overseas aid budget to establish an ‘anti-corruption’ coalition in Venezuela through a controversial fund which claims to ‘tackle instability and to prevent conflicts that threaten UK interests’, it can be revealed.