Venezuela’s President Is Covering Up His Violent Crackdown From the World
POLICYMIC — Have you heard about what’s happening in Venezuela? Don’t worry if you haven’t, because that’s exactly what the Venezuelan government is trying to do.
Growing unrest has been permeating the country for quite some time, recently coming to a head with various marches and riots in response to the death of several young people during Venezuela’s Youth Day marches. However, the nation’s government has been going to great lengths to contain as much of the events’ media coverage as possible, most recently revoking the accreditations of several CNN reporters who were covering the country’s crisis.
Claiming that U.S. conservatives and media organizations are conspiring with the protesters with “hostile coverage” and plotting to overthrow the government, Venezeula’s President Nicolas Maduro kicked CNN out of the country and is cracking down on almost every other media outlet he can. The majority of the country’s television stations are government-owned and controlled, and they’ve all been ordered to refrain from any protest coverage.
Instead of allowing the media to cover the story, Maduro has invited U.S. President Barack Obama to join him in talks to resolve any problems between the two countries.
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