Recently, the titles of articles and TV news in the Western media describe a scenery of disaster concerning inflation, prices, and lack of goods in Venezuela, but, of course, some other things are completely buried. Like, for example, the political assassinations of pro-government supporters and the action of the right-Wing opposition groups with the support of US organizations. As the teleSUR reports:
Venezuelan authorities are conducting an internal investigation into the assassination of retired Army Major General Felix Velasquez, which is the latest case in a surge of killings targeting pro-government public officials and activists.
In recent months, Western mainstream media outlets have remained silent regarding the violence waged against government supporters, left-wing activists and public servants, which many believe is an attempt to undermine the future of the Chavista movement in the country.
A list of high profile assassinations:
Recall that the US didn't accept Maduro's victory from the beginning and that there are specific actions to be taken against an undesirable elected government in Latin America. As W.T. Whitney described in his article On the Warpath in Venezuela back in 2013:
“The Plan’s 15 “action points” cover sabotage, “massive mobilizations,” food shortages, “insurrection inside the army,” and control of publicity. The authors anticipate “crisis in the streets that facilitate the intervention of North America and the forces of NATO, with support of the government of Colombia.” The resulting 'violence should cause deaths and injuries.'”
“Venezuelan, European, and U.S. mass media feature stories of popular frustration, even anger. Worried Maduro partisans recall Chilean distress prior to the U. S. supported coup that removed President Salvador Allende in 1973. The Nixon administration wanted then to “make Chile’s economy scream.” A statement from 45 high-level retired Venezuelan military officers calling for military intervention testifies to high stakes in play now.”
“NSA documents appearing recently in the New York Times courtesy of Edward Snowden identified Venezuela as one of six “enduring targets” for electronic eavesdropping in 2007. (Others were China, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and Russia.) The strategic goal then – and probably now – was to prevent Venezuela 'from achieving its regional leadership objective and pursuing policies that negatively impact US global interests.'”
“Maduro’s government recently expelled three U.S. diplomats on charges they conspired with opposition groups with intent to destabilize. Neither country has posted an ambassador to its counterpart nation for three years.”
- A wave of terror is wiping out activists across Venezuela
- Generals, mayors and lawmakers are being targeted for their support of the government
- Mainstream media have remained silent on the surge of killings
- Since 2014, over a dozen government supporters and high-ranking members of the governing PSUV party have been murdered
- Opposition groups have been circulating violent propaganda "Venezuela needs you. Kill a Chavista"
- Authorities are investigating the wave of assassinations