Venezuela's Opposition: Attacking Its Own People

Draitser, Eric
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/04/20/venezuelas-opposition-attacking-its-own-people/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  20/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19356

The corporate media would have you believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship on the verge of political and economic collapse; a country where human rights crusaders and anti-government, democracy-seeking activists are routinely rounded up and thrown in jail. Indeed, the picture from both private media in Venezuela, as well as the mainstream press in the US, is one of a corrupt and tyrannical government desperately trying to maintain its grip on power while the opposition seeks much-needed reforms. In fact, the opposite is true.