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A Response to Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi on Venezuela

Demonstrator sits next to a fire barricade on a street during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Carac

In parroting the mainstream media narrative labeling Venezuela a "dictatorship", liberal journalists like Taibbi help to advance the Washington-backed regime change agenda. 

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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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Media Myth Buster: "Government Repressión" of "Peaceful Protesters" in Venezuela

Media Myth Buster: "Government Repressión" of "Peaceful Protesters" in Venezuela

While mass media continually repeats comments about "government repression" of  supposedly "peaceful protesters" in Venezuela, there is a quite different reality to be seen from on the ground.  Watch this video to see just a few examples of the "peaceful protests" in Venezuela.

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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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Massive Pro and Anti Government Protests in Venezuela

VA reporter Lucas Koerner. (screenshot)

The Real News speaks to VA's Lucas Koerner on the huge pro-government and opposition marches in Caracas on April 19th.

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Venezuelans Flood Caracas in Pro and Anti-Maduro Marches amid Deadly Opposition Violence

The Chavista march was one of the biggest in years. (Rachael Boothroyd Rojas/Venezuelanalysis)

A National Guard sergeant was killed and a bystander critically injured in the latest wave of anti-government protests that have claimed seven lives so far. 

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VA EXCLUSIVE REPORT - Ali Primera Residents Speak Out on Murder of 14 Year Old Boy in Opposition Violence

Residents protest Principal's killing. (screenshot)

The government built Gran Misión Venezuela housing project, Alí Primera, located to the north of Barquisimeto in the state of Lara, was in mourning this past Wednesday, April 12th, after the announcement of the death of 14 year old boy, Brayan Principal Gimenez, who was shot the previous night by bullets coming from a violent protest led by opposition members in the adjacent private communities, Yucatán and Hacienda Yucatán.

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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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