Maduro’s opposition in Venezuela were caught dousing people in gasoline & burning them alive (disturbing video), attempting assassinations, kidnapping government officials… and yet John Oliver’s presentation of Venezuela portrays Maduro and “his government” as being violent and dictatorial.
Last Week Tonight left out mentioning the U.S.’s current intervention tactics or U.S. coup attempts in the country, they lied about the Venezuelan Constitution which was actually voted on by the people and the list goes on. The Empire Files tears apart this propaganda piece segment by segment.
“Responding to Oliver’s major points, Empire Files producer Mike Prysner walks us through the most glaring omissions and misrepresentations. This video response is an essential guide for progressives to understand the reality in Venezuela, the most common myths used to discredit the Chavez movement, and the role of the US government.”
Prysner is an Iraq war veteran and journalist. He spent a month in Venezuela during the height of the protest movement in 2017, covering the riots and economic crisis. He has been a Venezuela solidarity activist since 2006. Watch the many documentaries and interviews he produced from Venezuela at TheEmpireFiles.tv