The Violent History of the Venezuelan Opposition

Reynoso, Valerie
http://www.counterpunch.org/2019/05/20/the-violent-history-of-the-venezuelan-opposition/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  20/05/2019
Year Published:  2019  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23690

Mainstream media paint Venezuelan opposition as peaceful heroes and President Maduro as a villain. Details about opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez show this to be blatant propaganda.

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The West alleges that the Venezuelan opposition is peaceful and democratic; however, their extensive history of right-wing violence proves otherwise.

The Venezuelan opposition is led by a predominately white bourgeoisie, the US state department and its allies. The US state department has provided at least $49 million since 2009 in aid for Venezuelan right-wing opposition forces who have sparked violent protests and murders of innocent civilians with the hopes of removing the democratically elected President Maduro....

Leopoldo Lopez is a main figure of the Venezuelan opposition who was placed under house arrest after 3 years in prison due to health concerns.

He was imprisoned at first due to his planning and promotion of violent protests to topple the democratically elected Maduro government, these protests resulted in 43 casualties.
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