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Analysis: Media Watch

Dear Gustavo, it is with Great Sorrow that I Write...

Gustavo Dudamel released a statement which has been described as an "attack" on the Venezuelan government by the mains

Gustavo, my friend, the country is not just that middle class which is protesting in the east of the cities. When you, a figure who should represent the whole country, intervenes on behalf of those minorities that are using violence and hatred, you are undermining yourself. 

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Make No Mistake: There is a media blockade against Venezuela

(Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

Whichever news agency you check, be it the BBC, the Washington Post, CNN, or any other corporate outlet, you will find the same, uniform consensus in their Venezuela coverage. 

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"The Violence Will be Retweeted"

A demonstrator throws a tear gas canister back to policemen during an opposition rally in Caracas, Venezuela, April 6, 2017. (Re

The opposition need four things: to depict themselves as victims of a dictatorship which is punishing and pursuing them, to make people believe that they are the “people” and not a classist minority, to consolidate these ideas internationally to construct a matrix of opinion, and to circulate the image of a capital city in total disarray outside of Caracas. 

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New Book Offers Timely Rejoinder to Hugo Chavez Bashing in Media

(Reuters)

The author takes to task wildly dishonest Venezuelan (and international) media, NGOs and pollsters in this new book.

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Bloomberg’s Hit Job on Venezuela – and Me

Economist Michael Hudson. (Megan Ashcroft/Renegade Inc.)

Economist Michael Hudson says that his views were deliberately misrepresented in a recent Bloomberg report on Venezuela. 

 

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Why a Venezuelan Banker Can’t Tell You How to Beat Trump

President Donald J. Trump giving a press conference on February 22, 2016.(Getty Images, AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Chávez-inspired left populism is the only answer to Trumpian fascism.

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The Hill Publishes Islamophobic Fake News on Venezuela

There's plenty of reasons to criticise Venezuela's new VP Tareck El Aissami, but his ancestry isn't one of them.

Islamophobia doesn't count as journalism.

 

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A Note About Migration From Venezuela in the Chavista Era

File photo of the Venezuelan border during a closure in 2015. (EFE)

How many people have left Venezuela to live abroad since Hugo Chavez, Venezuela’s late former president, first took office in 1999?

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Venezuela isn’t so Bad, nor is Colombia so Great

(Archive).

"What if I told you that in many ways Venezuela is better off than Colombia? Before you angrily stop reading, I ask you to take a look at these figures..."

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Venezuela Brings Toys to Poor Kids, Gets Called ‘Grinch’ on CNN

(Twitter /@sundde_ve)

Turning facts on their head, CNN transformed the Venezuelan government’s act of helping the poor into its complete opposite.

 

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Community-Delivered Food, Clean Clinics, and Queue-Less Banks: A Glimpse into VA’s Week in Venezuela

A mural painted by Carlos Zerpa of the Guerrilla Communications Collective in Catia, a barrio in western Caracas, Venezuela. The

Three things that have happened to our writers this week that fly in the face of the corporate media's apocalyptic reporting on Venezuela.

 

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Various Flavors of Fake News about Venezuela

The wife of right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Lilian Tintori speaks to the press. (EFE)

It's almost impossible to escape bombardment by the U.S government’s perspective on Venezuela.

 

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Blue Lives Matter, Except in Venezuela

Rightwing protesters in Venezuela hurl rocks at police (AFP).

Why does the mainstream media systematically ignore the Venezuelan right’s almost non-stop violence against government personnel and institutions?

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Venezuela Re-Declared a Dictatorship by US Media

An injured Venezuelan National Guard walks away during a rally demanding a referendum to remove President Maduro, Venezuela Oct.

The U.S. media has widely declared Venezuela a “dictatorship” in recent days — actually re-declared it as such for the umpteenth time.

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Venezuela's Economic Crisis: Does It Mean That the Left Has Failed?

A woman shakes a bag of corn flour, shouting "Why is it so difficult for me to buy this?" as hundreds of people wait i

Unifying Venezuela's multiple exchange rates is not "neoliberal", argues Mark Weisbrot. It's the only solution to the country's deep crisis. 

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