The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the "dictatorial" Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government’s foreign policy "coincidentally" matches the opinion of the media and vice versa. […]
In Venezuela, not only is health care a right; it is recognized as an essential for true participatory democracy. Through implementing a state-funded social program called Barrio Adentro, or inside the barrio, free comprehensive health care is available to all Venezuelans. […]
In Venezuela they are a key force in the country’s ongoing media-war. Armed with video cameras, they are a team of some 380 young people working for Caracas television station, Avila TV. Started as an experiment just three years ago, according to one study it is now the third most watched station in the city. Funded completely by the government, they consider themselves a voice of President Hugo Chavez’s “socialist revolution.” […]
Part of the ‘hidden wiring’ of the US-Canada relationship is premised on the belief that there is a role for Canada in places where the US carries a lot of counter-productive baggage. New records obtained by The Dominion show just how actively intertwined Canada’s foreign policy is with the US-led ‘democracy’ promotion project in Venezuela. […]
On Sunday, Feb. 15 2009, after a ferociously fought campaign, the Venezuelan electorate voted to allow indefinite re-election for all Venezuelan political offices. The vote was not close: according to the second official bulletin, with 99.57 percent of the votes counted, “Si” had garnered 6,310,482 votes—54.85 percent of the total. The “No” got 5,193,839 votes—45.14 percent of the total.[…]
Hugo Chavez has won again. The current referendum effectively ending presidential term limits passed with over 54% of the vote. It represents a larger margin than that gained by Barack Obama when he defeated John McCain in the U.S. presidential elections. It is also the sixth democratic election or referendum Chavez has won. So the question is why is Hugo Chavez portrayed in the western media as such a threat?