Here is a book that will make even Eva Golinger look like a CIA agent; literally, since Captain E. S. Geary claims that Chávez himself was a puppet of the US government. He was installed in power by the CIA, with the assistance of the US Coast Guard!
It seems the author is currently based in Gibraltar and has written a second book: Checkmate. Fables and Tales of the Unexpected (2012). Apart from conspiracy writer, he shows up in his surveying company web page: Geary International Limited of Gibraltar.
I haven´t read The Venezuela Conspiracy (2007). Until I can get my hands on it, here is some info taken from its web page:
“The CIA believes that to insure the unimpeded flow of Venezuelan oil to the United States it is necessary to install a puppet government in the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. They determine that this new government should be lead by a charismatic socialist revolutionary and former paratroop commander who the Agency believes will follow Washington’s agenda.
The Central Intelligence Agency with assistance of the US Coast Guard embarked on a clandestine mission to destabilize the elected government and install Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela
After assuming control of the government Chávez double-crosses the CIA and begins to actively support the anti-American policies of Fidel Castro, Muammar al-Qaddafi and the late Saddam Hussein. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frias remains today the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.”