Yon Goicoechea

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Yon Goicoechea (b. 1985) is a Venezuelan fifth year law student at Universidad Catolica Andres Bello. Goicoechea was awarded the 2008 The Cato Institute's Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, a prize amounting to US$500,000[1]. Goicoechea was instrumental in the Venezuelan "student opposition" to a 2007 constitutional reform involving clashes with police, smashing store windows... and:

No discussion either of how student opposition is funded or for what purpose. That their money comes from US agencies like the misnamed National Endowment for Democracy, USAID, the International Republican Institute, and other pro-business US and international agencies and organizations. CIA's part of it, too.[2]


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  1. Venezuelan Student Movement Leader Awarded $500,000 Milton Friedman Liberty Prize, Cato Institute, April 2008.
  2. Stephen Lendman, The Anti-Chavistas, Palestine Chronicle, 17 May 2008.