The Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou, creator of impressively revealing documentaries such as Catastroika, Debtocracy, FASCISM INC and This is not a coup, reports from Caracas-Venezuela about the oncoming elections, while filming his new documentary about Venezuela called ‘Make the Economy Scream'.
Ignacio Ramonet, former editor-in-chief of Le Monde diplomatique, explained during the filming of Make the economy scream, that the continuous elections was one of the features of what Hugo Chavez called "Socialism of the 21st century".
The most paradox thing lately, is that the opponents of the so-called Bolivarian Revolution in Caracas are trying to prove that what happens in Venezuela is the purest type of Socialism and that the result of the elections in May, 20, will be a product of a rigged process.
Every phrase coming from their mouths actually echoes Donald Trump's statement that "the problem of Venezuela is not that Socialism has been poorly implemented, but that Socialism has been faithfully implemented". Another statement from 14 right-wing governments of the Lima Group through which they requested the cancellation of the presidential elections, it was like it was coming straight from the US State Department.
Despite the fact that the Government of Venezuela has invited the UN to send inspectors since February, the organization refused supporting that it did not have enough time to prepare for such a mission, according to diplomatic sources.
It should be noted that the biggest coalition of the right-wing opposition, MUD, called the UN to refuse to accept Maduro's invitation because such an action would legitimize the elections.
The opposition is now typically divided, especially after Henri Falcon's decision - who was cooperating with MUD in the past - to break the boycott of the elections by running for president. There is a creepy silence in the streets of Caracas, because of the fact that MUD has put all its power to dispute the result of the elections, even before the start of the process.
Yet, there is a broad fear for potential riots the first days after the announcement of the results, which according to the first signs, will give Maduro another victory.
Latest from Aris Chatzistefanou in Venezuela:
I've just red ten articles on Venezuela's economic crisis without the words "US sanctions". I suppose these words were banned for mainstream media while I was away. #maketheeconomyscream— Make the economy scream (@infowargr) May 18, 2018
You need to spend just a few hours in #Caracas #Venezuela to realize that there is something disturbingly wrong with international media frenzy. Smells like regime change once again. #maketheeconomyscream pic.twitter.com/KVBXID71Wk— Make the economy scream (@infowargr) May 18, 2018