Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America

Cook, Mark

Publisher:  CovertAction Magazine
Date Written:  01/03/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23523

Corporate media has many stories about food and medicine shortages in Venezuela. These lies and others are debunked by someone who lives there.



While sitting in my apartment in Caracas, Venezuela, and reading the online edition of Time magazine, I noticed a report asserting that there was not even something as basic as aspirin to be found anywhere in Venezuela: "Basic medicines like aspirin are nowhere to be found."

I walked out of the apartment to the nearest pharmacy, four blocks away, where I found plenty of aspirin, as well as acetaminophen (generic Tylenol) and ibuprofen (generic Advil), in a well-stocked pharmacy with a knowledgeable professional staff that would be the envy of any US drugstore.

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