Bloggers Stop Military Aircraft Sale to Chavez
Posted on : Wed, 18 Oct 2006 20:08:00 GMT | Author : Institute of World Politics
News Category : PressRelease
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloggers have been credited with stopping the sale of European-made military aircraft to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
After Spain brokered the deal with Chavez last year, bloggers targeted the state-owned aircraft company, EADS-CASA, for violating the U.S. arms embargo against Venezuela. This week, online activists generated hundreds of letters and calls into key congressional offices to demand that EADS-CASA be disqualified from U.S. contracts. The effort followed questions that were raised about the deal by U.S. Senators in a letter to President Bush. Today, Spain announced that the sale was off. Read the rest [here].
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