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Venezuela’s Protests

April 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Much Different From What You’ve Heard
The Story of Venezuela’s Protests
http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/30/the-story-of-venezuelas-protests/
by Mark Weisbrot
In reacting to the protests in Venezuela, the biggest Western media outlets have drafted a charmingly simple narrative of the situation there. According to this story, peaceful protesters have risen up against a government because of shortages, high inflation, and crime. They have taken to the streets and been met with brutal repression from a government that also controls the media.

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