Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez?


The Real News Network has the segment Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez?

Over and over again US media outlets make the claim that Venezuela was the “jewel of Latin America” before Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998 and that his election marked the country’s downfall. In part 1 of this Venezuela primer, on the 20th anniversary of Chavez first taking office on February 2, 1999, we look at what led up to his election


Notice the Andrea Mitchell segment at the beginning of the video. When I saw her smugly reporting this, I knew she was lying. NBC had been the last oligarchs’ news media that was on my list as being worth viewing. It was shortly after that Mitchell report that I decided that I had to wipe NBC off my list. It’s not for nothing that TRNN calls itself The Real News Network.

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