Venezuela Blitz - Part 1: Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections

Publisher:  Media Lens
Date Written:  07/02/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23521

Thorough summary of support for the Venezuela coup in US and UK media with many excerpts.



A classic propaganda blitz was triggered on January 23, when Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself 'interim President'. This was presented as dramatic new evidence that the people of Venezuela had finally had enough of Nicolas Maduro's 'regime'....

The Guardian's Simon Tisdall, also talked up the merits of the coup:

'It seems clear that Juan Guaidó, the opposition leader, has the backing of many if not most Venezuelans.'

A remarkable claim, given that George Ciccariello-Maher reported in The Nation that an opinion poll in Venezuela conducted between January 7-16 had found that 81 per cent of Venezuelans had never heard of Juan Guaidó.

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