Glenn Greenwald at Salon opines on the nature of BDS and the necessity of having major players agree and augment his statements and viewpoints, including the NYT. BDS has much merit in objective terms on many issues, but as one man, even the President, he hardly did his stuff alone, or against major headwinds from the bosses.
So again, why is Chavez suspicious of the US? Because he is socialist? or because of other things like the US backing a coup to get rid of him? Duh.