The establishment media which broadly anticipated that Sunday's election would be a repudiation of the Chávez administration’s policies, were proved wrong. Bhatt systematically examines the mainstream media's lies and distortions leading up to the election.
British news is today (07/10/2012) much concerned with the elections underway in Venezuela. The election will be the 'closest since Hugo Chavez took power' (The Guardian), or the 'the country's most tightly contested presidential election in a decade' (BBC). To begin with, it should be noted that the above assertions are themselves misleading to a UK readership: even if the election is 'the closest' since 1998 in Venezuela, polling figures are such that if similar results were to be found in a UK election, the race would not be considered close.
By Correo del Orinoco International , Aug 17th 2012
In another attempt to discredit Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of the country’s most reactionary right-wing lawmakers recently issued a set of “warnings” that her country is allegedly developing a massive “guerrilla army” to fight against the United States.
A recent article by The Washington Post’s Juan Forero, entitled Latin America’s new authoritarians, is just the latest example of how the imperialists’ media machine is relentlessly engaged in media warfare against sovereign nations in the South
By Tamara Pearson – Venezuelanalysis.com, Jul 18th 2012
So, I’ve decided there’s a new kind of rage; along the lines of car rage, or mosquito rage (inadequately swearing at that unlocateable and constant buzz somewhere in the vicinity of your head) and I’ve dubbed it ‘mainstream media rage’. It’s a product of reading, every morning, the Google alert list of English articles published about Venezuela,
Bhatt critiques AP, Reuters, and Miami Times heavily biassed and manipulative coverage of the recent huge marches by Henrique Capriles and Hugo Chavez to register as candidates in the upcoming presidential elections.
Since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was diagnosed with cancer and a malignant tumor was removed from his pelvic region last June, all kinds of rumors, lies and speculations have circulated about his health...
By Rachael Boothroyd - Correo del Orinoco International , May 25th 2012
Earlier this week Al Jazeera English published an article by Nikolas Kozloff. The focus of Kozloff’s latest article was the Cuban-Venezuelan “Barrio Adentro” initiative, a social mission which provides free healthcare to Venezuela’s poor, and free, community based training for Venezuelan medical students.
International presses often criticize the Venezuelan government on issues around the freedom of the press, however, Venezuela has democratized its media outlets so that all communities can enjoy their right to freedom of speech. In this respect, Venezuela is far ahead of most nations when it comes to promoting free and accessible media.
On May 2, CNN executive producer Arthur Bricepublished a 4,300-word screed, titled “Chavez Health Problems Plunge Venezuela’s Future Into Doubt,” little more than a platform for the bizarre theories of Roger Noriega, a diplomat under George W. Bush.