Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro,
emphasized, in an interview with the regional
network TeleSur, that imperialist powers are
unleashing a media attack on the Bolivarian
President Nicolás Maduro denounces
corporate media attacks on the
Bolivarian Revolution, during an
interview with the regional broadcasting
The campaign against the elected
government, he said, is part of a strategy intended
to put an end to the process of change underway in
Referring to vandalism and
aggression by right-wing groups, the President
reported that only 5% of the country’s
municipalities have experienced disturbances, yet
the media – the same ones which justified the
invasion of Iraq – present the events as evidence of
a civil war.
The U.S. network CNN, is leading the
way, promoting negative public opinion about the
current situation in Venezuela.
Maduro took the opportunity to
comment on Telesur’s plans to begin programming in
English later this year, to share the country’s
reality, without manipulation, with other countries
of the world.
During the interview, Maduro
revealed that security forces had detained three
persons who were making death threats against him
and the daughter of Diosdado Cabello, president of
the National Assembly.
Grandmothers and grandfathers took to
the street in Caracas, February 23, to
support the process of change underway
in the country and oppose violence.
He criticized the actions of these
youth, who will be held responsible, but reiterated
that this type of behavior comes as a result of the
corporate media’s hate campaign.
He denounced promoters of the media
campaign who have resorted to lies and outright
fabrications, even presenting photographs from other
regions of the world as Venezuelan.
Support for the Bolivarian
Revolution and its government was evident in the
patriotism of elderly Venezuelans who demonstrated
February 23 in Caracas, in a march for peace and
The march, like others held in the
country’s 23 states, came as a response to an appeal
by President Maduro addressing a demonstration of
women in the capital.
As the marchers arrived at
Miraflores government palace, the President greeted
the enthusiastic elderly citizens who also enjoyed a
concert featuring some of Venezuela’s premiere
artists. The event additionally served as a tribute
to singer-songwriter Simón Díaz, recently deceased
at the age of 85.
The government has called for all
Venezuelans to come together in support of dialogue
and unity, based on the 10-point Peace and
Reconciliation Plan, which now includes the
convocation of a National Peace Conference.
The daily lives of citizens were
again disrupted this week by the violent actions of
opposition groups, which since February 12 are
attempting to destabilize the country, leaving eight
dead and 137 injured, in addition to significant
material damage, according to the General Attorney’s
Office. (Granma International news staff)