Venezuela: Is President Maduro 'illegitimate'? 10 facts to counter the lies

Curcio, Pascualina
Date Written:  2019-01-25
Publisher:  Green Left Weekly
Year Published:  2019
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23328

Concise rebuttal of talking points used by those trying to bring about a coup in Venezuela.



Have those who state that Nicolás Maduro is a dictator, a usurper, and that the 2019-2025 presidential period lacks legitimacy, asked themselves why he is illegitimate? Or do they just repeat what they hear?

This opinion was first advanced by the 12 Latin American countries that make up the Lima Group. Their statement reads: "The electoral process carried out in Venezuela on 20th May 2018 lacks legitimacy in that it didn’t have the participation of all Venezuelan political actors, nor the presence of independent international observers, nor the international guarantees and standards needed for it to be a free, just, and transparent process."....

The strategy is clear: repeat the lie a thousand times to turn it into truth. Let’s dismantle this lie.

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