Right now the protests against the illegal Maduro regime in Venezuela are entering a critical phase. Thousands have taken to the streets of Caracas, demonstrators are being run down in the street by police armored vehicles, and fences around military bases are being breached.
Venezuela's opposition leader has called for a nationwide uprising against president Nicolás Maduro. As crowds gathered in the streets of the capital Caracas, government tanks ran over protesters. https://t.co/rAlnLttXus pic.twitter.com/IL7CtQrbuo
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) April 30, 2019
The day is not over yet. pic.twitter.com/AsDH0ilaTK
— Thomas van Linge (@ThomasVLinge) April 30, 2019
— CNW (@ConflictsW) April 30, 2019
Let’s be clear, the legitimate government of Venezuela is not the Maduro regime. The United States and at least 50 other nations, including the Organization of American States, recognize Juan Guaido as the legitimate leader of the government.
— Arch5 (@archdrop5) April 30, 2019
To @jguaido, the National Assembly and all the freedom-loving people of Venezuela who are taking to the streets today in #operacionlibertad—Estamos con ustedes! We are with you! America will stand with you until freedom & democracy are restored. Vayan con dios! #FreeVenezuela
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) April 30, 2019
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) April 30, 2019
Venezuelans have made clear that the current path toward democracy is irreversible. Venezuela’s military has a choice: embrace democracy, protect civilians and members of the democratically-elected National Assembly, or face more man-made suffering and isolation.
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) April 30, 2019
Even Dick Turban has gotten on board:
Ambassador Bolton called me this morning with a briefing on the unfolding drama in Venezuela. This could be the beginning of the end for the corrupt and illegitimate Maduro regime. https://t.co/b5a4KZu9jr
— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) April 30, 2019
Regional powerhouses Brazil and Argentina have weighed in on the uprising by the Venezuelan people in very unambiguous terms.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 30, 2019
#Argentina weighs in: "We SUPPORT MORE than EVER DEMOCRACY IN #VENEZUELA. We celebrate the liberation of Leopoldo López & accompany the struggle of the Venezuelan people to regain their freedom. We recognize President-in-Charge #Guaidó & the National Assembly" but not #Maduro. https://t.co/0wvBVF1nu0
— Michael Deibert (@michaelcdeibert) April 30, 2019
The only outliers are Russia and China.
For whatever reason, CNN has elected to parrot Russia’s propaganda
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) April 30, 2019
That’s right. To most of the western world, Maduro is an illegitimate usurper under popular pressure to leave power. To CNN, this is a coup, and they quote Cuba’s Jefe to make their case:
Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of Cuba and a key ally of Maduro's government, said he rejects the "coup movement" in Venezuela. His comments echo language used by Venezuelan government figures, who have also called Tuesday's efforts a coup attempt. https://t.co/z3gc1SSuFi
— CNN International (@cnni) April 30, 2019
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 30, 2019
This type of reporting, unfortunately, is par for the course for CNN. Rather than journalism, they deal in whatever propaganda that they think will aid the political opponents of the administration. They spent over two and a half years trying to convince their audience that Russia had elected President Trump. They they turn right around a repeat Moscow’s talking points when the Venezuelan people, with the support of the administration, are about to throw off Maduro’s oppressive government.