John Kerry’s rhetoric is divorced from the reality on the ground, where life goes on – even at the barricades
I thought that I, too, was immune to the repetitious portrayals of Venezuela as a failed state in the throes of a popular rebellion. But I wasn’t prepared for what I saw in Caracas this month: how little of daily life appeared to be affected by the protests, the normality that prevailed in the vast majority of the city. I, too, had been taken in by media imagery.
Mark Weisbrot from Caracas
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