Since Hugo Chavez era, the corporate media of the West launched a propaganda campaign against the leftist government in co-ordination with the right-wing opposition. The propaganda culminated under president Nicolas Maduro. It is obvious that the propaganda machine was targeting a more vulnerable president, with the ultimate goal to overthrow him and replace him with a right-wing government aligned with the US interests and the interests of the local plutocracy.
The mainstream media narratives painted Maduro as a 'dictator' and his government as an 'authoritarian regime'. However, they have literally ignored the atrocities conducted by a part of the supporters of the opposition and the fact that the US empire has obvious reasons to oust Maduro, in order to re-open the road to the US big oil cartel towards Venezuela's rich oil resources.
Another primary propaganda element was the perception that Venezuela is suffering from the lack of basic goods, which leads to a humanitarian crisis. Here, the mainstream parrots applied one of the classic propaganda methods: telling the half truth leads to a complete alternate story. Therefore, the Western well-paid pundits didn't bother to point that any lack of basic goods and similar difficulties were caused by the economic sabotage of the local big companies in co-ordination with the US assisted right-wing opposition.
Yet, even the 'humanitarian crisis' story seems to be deconstructed by a recent inspection of a UN expert who concluded that there is no 'humanitarian crisis' in the country.
As Venezuelanalysis reported, “Alfred De Zayas, an independent expert on International Democratic and Equitable Order at the United Nations (UN), visited Venezuela in late November to assess its social and economic progress. On arriving back in Geneva Tuesday, the UN official told press that he did not think the country's current economic problems had given way to a humanitarian crisis. 'I agree with the FAO [UN Food and Agriculture Organization] and CEPAL [Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean] that the so-called humanitarian crisis does not exist in Venezuela, although there are shortages, scarcity, and distribution delays, etc.' he said.”
Moreover, the UN expert told the other half of the truth, which the mainstream media methodically hide from the public. That is “What is important is to get to know the causes and take measures against contraband, monopolies, hoarding, corruption, manipulation of the currency and the distortions in the economy caused by an economic and financial war which includes [the effects of international] sanctions and pressure”.
Also, “according to De Zayas, international solidarity is what is needed to help Venezuela overcome the current crisis. He also said that mainstream media coverage of the country is often 'theatrical' and 'does not help to resolve the problems' that the country faces.”
We could say that this report demolishes the last Western propaganda remnants concerning Venezuela.