News and Document archive source
copyrighted material disclaimer at bottom of page

NewsMinewar-on-terrorvenezuela — Viewing Item

Wackenhut denies its employees are cia agents

Original Source Link: (May no longer be active)

Wackenhut denies its employees are CIA agents plotting to overthrow Venezuela's Chavez
The Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela --
A Florida company accused of working with dissidents to overthrow the Venezuelan government rejected on Saturday videotape evidence allegedly linking them to subversive activities.

The Venezuelan unit of Florida-based security company Wackenhut denied that the video - presented Wednesday by legislators allied with President Hugo Chavez - showed CIA agents advising Venezuelans in June on how to destabilize the country later this year.

"The video was in reality filmed in the installations of Wackenhut Venezolana, C.A in September 2002 during an ordinary meeting of company officials, relating to security services offered to a client," the company said in an ad placed in El Nacional newspaper.

A spokeswoman for the Palm Beach Gardens-based company did not immediately return a phone call Saturday.

Ruling party lawmaker Nicolas Maduro claimed the three men in the video were U.S. secret agents training dissident military officers and municipal police in espionage and "terrorist" tactics.

The U.S. Embassy said the video showed an event held by a private security company, not CIA agents. It added that the U.S. government did not participate in the event.

Wackenhut said that affirmations that one of the men in the video was a CIA agent and retired army colonel were "false and groundless." The company, which has worked in Venezuela since 1994 and has operations in six states, also denied that police officers were present at the meeting.

Last modified: October 25. 2003 2:48PM

Ambassador to venezuela denies CIA plot { October 23 2003 }
Chavez accuses us over terrorists { September 24 2003 }
Chavez backs indiginouis struggle
Chavez calls bush asshole as goes fight troops
Chavez calls jesus the greatest socialist in history { January 11 2007 }
Chavez changes currency { February 7 2003 }
Chavez charges US election coup in venezuela 2005
Chavez claims us trains cuban terrorists in florida { September 25 2003 }
Chavez claims victory in august 2004 recall attempt
Chavez denies terror ties { October 1 2003 }
Chavez fierce critic of IMF
Chavez increasingly strident anti us invited aristide venezuela
Chavez protests gringo on bush tour { February 2007 }
Chavez redistributes land to rural poor { November 14 2005 }
Chavez says US isnt democratic and bush is satan { September 21 2006 }
Chavez scotts at recall demand
Chavez shuts down station calling for his assassination { May 30 2007 }
Chavez supporters opponents clash { May 1 2003 }
Chavez tells US gingos go home { January 22 2007 }
Chavez threatens mexico and withdraws top diplomat
Christain leader says oil ok if chavez assassinated
CIA new mission bolsters hardliners in venezuela
Congress investigate venezuela program helping poor { February 21 2006 }
Huge chavez moves on land reform { April 3 2005 }
Imposes controls against strikers { February 6 2003 }
International republican institute funding coups venezuela haiti { July 15 2004 }
Opposition to chavez blocks freeway in venezeula capital
Pat robertson calls for venezuelan presidents death { August 23 2005 }
President jimmy carter affirms chavez victory { August 17 2004 }
Still trying to overthrow venezuelan leader
Two killed in venezuelan recall protests { March 3 2004 }
US ambassadors car pelted in caracas venezuela { March 2006 }
Us funnels money to chavez oposition { March 1 2004 }
US poor receive cheap heating oil from venezeula { November 21 2006 }
Usnews venezuela disinformation { October 1 2003 }
Venezuela again { October 6 2002 }
Venezuela aids farc rebels
Venezuela brink { November 19 2002 }
Venezuela convinced of US invasion sept 05 { September 4 2005 }
Venezuela is evicting us attaches from bases { May 13 2004 }
Venezuela oil for iraq war { January 24 2003 }
Venezuela opposition demands recall again june 04 { June 3 2004 }
Venezuela wants florida extradition 1976 cuban terrorist { May 4 2005 }
Venezuelan strikers close halliburton plant
Wackenhut denies its employees are cia agents

Files Listed: 45


CIA FOIA Archive

National Security
Support one-state solution for Israel and Palestine Tea Party bumper stickers JFK for Dummies, The Assassination made simple