The truth about Venezuela…

The crisis that mass media and power groups slightly judge


For more than 40 days Venezuela has become the main topic on press agencies, international mass media and social networks due to the political conflict between the Bolivarian government and the opposition.

Since Nicolás Maduro assumed the presidency on April 14, 2013, the country has been a war stage for all those political parties, organizations and power groups against the revolutionary process initiated by Hugo Chávez .

The agressive wave came first with the opposition majority on the National Assembly, wich soon became a pressuring mean in order to achieve a transition on the country. The well-known “Table of Democratic Unity” (MUD) instigated chaos amongst citizenship with the unconditional support of the main national and international mass media.

Despite their constant calls for democracy, the oppositors refused a pacific dialogue and promoted violence instead.

The scandals on the National Assembly´s sessions were combined with the economic war through the food pillage on groceries, the informal market proliferation on Venezuelan borders and money laundering.

Afterwards, the OAS campaign leaded by its general secretary, Luis Almagro, put the country´s situation on the focus of Human Rights (HR) debates, as a pretext to start a foreign intervention. The same pretext that has been used to start the 21 st century wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Siria, for example. 

There are countries where HR are constantly infringed without international reactions while other nations become the center of attacks.

Now, when the subversive plans have reached the streets, the traditional enemies of the social revolution take advantage of some popular dissatisfaction to change the constitutional order in Venezuela, as part of a huge purpose recognized throughout history: “the war against communism” or against similar social systems.

Today, some reporters and media talk about confrontation, dictatorship and starvation in Venezuela, but they forget real starvation in Africa, where millions die daily as a consequence of the complete lack of food, water and primary health care.

Putting aside the crucial moment of Venezuela, the country have experimented a social development regarding education, health care, sports, culture, infrastructure and industry.

For those who always deny the positive aspects of a political process, here are some examples of achievements of the Bolivarian governments …

*Before 1999, 65 % of Venezuelans lived on poor situation and only 35 % had a high       quality of life. In the past seventeen years, food consumption have increased until 80%, thanks to social investment.

  • *In 2016 social investment marked the record index of 71,4% of the national budget.

    * The number of hospitals around the country is multiplied by 3.5 % since 1999.

    * The social program “Barrio Adentro” have accomplish nearly 800 millions of medical consultations, saving 1. 400. 000 lives.

    * Medicine academies gave diplomas to 27. 000 new doctors and another 30. 000 will get their diploma in the current year.

    *Barrio Adentro coverage is 100 %, despite its 6 % initial objective.

    *Before the Bolivarian Revolution only 19 % of senior pensioned received a payment. In 2016 the percentage of pensioned population -wether or not they contribute to social security- was 90 %, the higher in South America.

    *In 2016 the program “Gran Misión Vivienda” delivered at regulated prices 359.000 housing units. Also, 335.000 houses were repaired as part of programs “Misión Barrio Nuevo”, “Barrio Tricolor”. The total of housing units was almost 700 000, a number without comparison around the world.



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