I don’t know if any of y’all watch the news, or actually know about any of the terrible things going on outside our country right now. Today, while sitting at work, I heard the news reporters speaking of fires and wars in Kiev, Ukraine. The picture of the fire above was shown, and said to be taken in Ukraine but it is actually from Valencia, Venezuela. Venezuela’s crisis is being kept undercover right now, and no one is truly aware of the magnitude of the harm being presented. I beg you to please reblog this, just a simple reblog could get the word out to others and let them know what is actually going on. The things that these people are being put through are completely in humane and unnecessary. Listen people, THIS IS NOT KIEV, UKRAINE. THESE PICTURES WERE ALL TAKEN IN VENEZUELA. PLEASE HELP ME GET THE WORD OUT.
Venezuela is now a week into protests against Nicolas Maduro’s government for problems concerning incessant crime, inflation, insecurity, and shortages. Several social media and television platforms have been blocked, 6 people have died, and the opposition leader Leopoldo López has been arrested. [x]
What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.
After the major crackdown on the streets of major (and minor) Venezuelan cities last night, I expected some kind of response in the major international news outlets this morning. I understand that with an even bigger and more photogenic freakout ongoing in an even more strategically important country, we weren’t going to be front-page-above-the-fold, but I’m staggered this morning to wake up, scan the press and find…
As of 11 a.m. this morning, the New York Times World Section has…nothing.