- ‘Not the Reality’: Pro-Coup MSM Narrative About ‘Chaos’ in Venezuela is Fiction
Western media has tried to paint a picture of a Venezuela on the verge of a collapse, coup or catastrophe, in which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro increasingly desperately clings to power against the wishes and needs of his own people. However, two reporters inside the country told Sputnik this is very far from the truth.
In reality, three quarters of the international community is behind Maduro, and the country is operating more or less as normally as it was before Juan Guaido, the speaker of the country’s National Assembly, declared himself to be interim president on January 23.
Moreover, Maduro’s caution and skepticism of the Trojan horse of international humanitarian aid is completely justified, given the figures in Washington who are overseeing it, two journalists in Venezuela told Sputnik Monday.
Guaido, along with his international backers in Washington and abroad, has made increasingly dire predictions about the impending humanitarian catastrophe in Venezuela if Maduro’s government is not overthrown quickly. Guaido told AFP on Saturday that 300,000 Venezuelans could die without food and medical aid, and the pro-coup narrative, as articulated by the mainstream media and Western politicians, is that Maduro is blocking that aid from entering the country.
An image of the Tienditas Bridge, which spans the Tachira River between Tachira state in Venezuela and Norte de Santander in Colombia, barricaded with shipping containers has become the damning evidence of Maduro’s supposed tyranny.