The Truth About Venezuela's Opposition

Koerner, Lucas
http://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/venezuela-maduro-opposition-violence-capriles

Publisher:  Jacobin
Date Written:  01/11/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21178

Western journalists can't admit that Venezuela's opposition is neither democratic nor peaceful.

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Excerpt:

For the corporate media, "blue lives" seem to matter in a lot of places. Just not in Venezuela.

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Venezuelan opposition convened nationwide demonstrations against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, protesting the national electoral body's decision to temporarily suspend preparations for a presidential recall referendum pending investigations into fraud.

As was to be expected, international media lauded the protests, rejoicing at the idea that the Maduro "regime" was now in its death throes.