After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’:
As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Casey claimed to present bombshell revelations regarding the Nicolás Maduro government’s alleged weaponization of Cuban medical personnel as a means of holding on to power. On closer inspection, however, the article is riddled with factual inaccuracies, omissions and misrepresentations.
By Marco Teruggi from Caracas on March 31, 2019
Large Chavista demonstration last Saturday in Caracas
Once again we found ourselves with no power supply. We sat down on the balcony and watched as candles and lanterns were turned on inside buildings along with some cacerolas (pot banging in protest) that went on for a few minutes. Then silence… Caracas’ great silence, in its valley, hills and slums. It was 7:10 pm and the third blackout of the week. It’s hard to keep count though; the power supply comes and goes repeatedly. Numbers are not important, but what people are feeling: fatigue, physical exhaustion, and the knock-down effect due to the lack of the subway system, of running water, of telecommunications and the uncertainty is.