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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 12:53 AM

Media row over image of barricaded bridge blocking aid from Venezuela

STEVE SWEENEY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019
Media row over image of barricaded bridge blocking aid from Venezuela

INTERNATIONAL media organisations have been accused of regurgitating propaganda for the US-led imperialist coup attempt in Venezuela as the US tries to take control of the country’s vast oil reserves.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed last week that Venezuela had blocked humanitarian aid by barricading a bridge linking the country to neighbouring Colombia.

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The photograph was used by mainstream media organisations, including the BBC, CNN and the Independent, as evidence of President Nicolas Maduro’s refusal to “reopen” the bridge to allow aid to reach starving Venezuelans.

However, the Tienditas International Bridge which was completed in 2016, has never in fact been opened, partly due to a serious deterioration in relations between Venezuela and Colombia in 2015.

More:
https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/media-row-over-image-barricaded-bridge-blocking-aid-venezuela




(Saw this bridge earlier today, could see immediately it's unfinished. Noticed it immediately, and hadn't seen this article, yet. Amazing.)

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