Venezuela president Nicolás Maduro
President Maduro stays in office despite large May day protests in Venezuela (EuroNews)
Did you hear Sean O’Rourke Show [RTÉ Radio One] yesterday discussing Venezuela? The two panelists are well known to be pro-US. Not that Sean O’Rourke told the listeners. Rory Carroll (Guardian Ireland correspondent) is married to Ligimat Perez Garcia, who happens to be extremely anti-Maduro. Carroll himself wrote a book lamenting the fact that Chavez got elected. The other panelist Eileen Gavin works for Global Risk Consultancy Verisk Maplecroft (which is pretty much a neo-conservative consultancy agency).
Independents 4 Change TD Clare Daly tweetz:
Fake News is alive & well about #Venezuela. Don’t believe the lies. Come to the public meeting on Thursday 7.30 Pearse Centre…
[Caracas, Venezuela, on Tuesday night]
Shane Malone writes:
“Isn’t it fascinating that you can watch a live stream of Kiev burning on BBC but there’s barely a scrap of data to be found on similar issues happening on the other side of the globe?
One doesn’t diminish the other, neither situation is a happy reality, but perhaps we’re better to know than to feel like the great global mediators want all of us in the English speaking world to concentrate on the potential reformation of the Iron Curtain?”
The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch (Caracas Chronicles)