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If you hoped I will give you a definitive answer to the question in the title of this post, I will have an answer I do not. What I have is a collection of ideas and opinions, which are hopefully on the right track to understand these the issue in Venezuela and provide you with …   Read More

If you hoped I will give you a definitive answer to the question in the title of this post, I will have an answer I do not. What I have is a collection of ideas and opinions, which are hopefully on the right track to understand these the issue in Venezuela and provide you with some points to consider. As usual, there is a lot of deception in the form of holding back information and not presenting the entire picture when a problem which rubs on the interest of the most powerful. If there are politician or pundits calling themselves “experts,” who claim to know the truth about what is really happening in the country, I am certain to say that they not telling the truth or perhaps their ego embarks such large spectrum they believe themselves to be all knowing. The issue in either scenario is much deeper and complicated than it appears. I will ultimately connect these two events in follow up post, however I shall start with Venezuela, because it is much easier to me to understand since Venezuela and Peru, the latter country where I was born do share a similar history being South America countries. In fact, it was Simon Bolivar, a Venezuelan hero who helped give Peru its indepeance and whose name and image has been used to paint the entire political dynamics ever since former President Chavez took over reigns of the country. A lot of people, like me, who are following the events in Venezuela are trying to piece together the issue. If you are like most people, your mind is already  made up about the situation viewing President Maduro, who followed up on the steps of President Chavez, as yet another wacko anti-yankee dictator. What the media did not tell you is that there is a body of knowledge which includes telling facts, information and knowledge, we are not being told nor shared in the media. Interestingly enough, the media does reassert us that Venezuela is divided. However, what we know from “the other side” is not impartially being shared. On February 23, 2004, the Argentinian TV Channel TV Pública on their political show “Vision 7 Internacional” has as guest the Harvard graduate and Professor of Political Sciences Atilio Boron, who was asked to comment on the reality of the Venezuelan situation. This is what he had to say, thank to my Spanish background, I am able to subtitle the interview in English, let’s take a listen: As you have heard, the situation in Venezuela is not so simple. Unlike the Western media there exist a much more educated base of individuals who are looking at the bigger picture. Not to say that I endorse Maduro, he could be indeed another megalomaniac wacko dictator, but I certainly will not just jump to conclusions when there are facts which should make me take a step back consider viewing this issue from a larger view.

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