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US-Backed Venezuelan Opposition trying to use Ukraine-style Protests to Take Power

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Published on Feb 16, 2014

Anchor Mike Walter of CCTV America sits down with Mark Weisbrot to debunk the myths behind the February 2014 Venezuelan protests.

The issue is beyond economic issues. The US-supported opposition are the ones that own almost all the mainstream media in Venezuela and have a choke-hold on the news, but this has not fooled the large numbers of Venezuelans that support the government. These groups have launched a propaganda war.

Despite the Venezuelan government's democratic mandate, which includes winning most the municipal campaigns in December 2013, the Venezuelan opposition wants to use flash mobs to takeover the country and ouster the government in Caracas. According to state news agency AVN, of the 337 mayors elected in December 2013, the final vote counts awarded 256 mayor positions (76%) to the ruling party or pro-government forces.

The protests in Ukraine are now being replicated in Venezuela with the aim of removing the government outside of the democratic process. Despite failing to win any of the elections in the last few years, the US-supported Venezuelan opposition is now resorting to colour revolution tactics.

For more analyses and text please visit Global Research.

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