Venezuela Accuses AFP Of "Manipulating" News Coverage; Shuts Down Colombian TV Station
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/13/2014 20:36 -0500
Having described Venezuela as "absolutely calm" today - when it was anything but; the fact that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has the stones to accuse Agence France Press of "manipulating" news coverage is stunning.
- *VENEZUELA ASKS INFO MINISTER TO TAKE ACTIONS AGAINST AFP NEWS
Furthermore, Maduro has taken a TV station off-air that competed with Telesur (the state-owned TV station). Of course, we should not worry as Maduro has explained the violence is all protesters' fault and that he will propose his "peace plan" tomorrow.
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro asked his information minister in a national address to take unspecified actions against AFP France Press. Maduro accused AFP of “manipulating” news coverageDecision to take Colombian TV station NTN24 off the air in Venezuela was made by the government, Maduro says“The NTN24 station tried to compete with Telesur and yesterday created confusion about the possibility of a coup. Off the air”: Maduro“I denounce AFP for manipulating information, and I’ve asked the information minister to speak clearly with their correspondents”: Maduro (Telesur is TV network owned by Venezuelan government)
And here is Maduro presenting his perspective of the troublemakers from his Twitter account:
Despite "Absolute Calm" Claim, Venezuela Appears Just A Little Out Of Control
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/13/2014 13:53 -0500
President Maduro and his ministers have stated (fully supported by Argentina):
- *PEOPLE BEHIND YESTERDAY'S VIOLENCE WILL BE PUNISHED: ORTEGA
- *VENEZUELA ISSUED ARREST ORDER FOR LEOPOLDO LOPEZ: VOLUNTAD
- *VENEZUELA IN ABSOLUTE CALM, ORTEGA SAYS
- *ARGENTINA SAYS IT FIRMLY SUPPORTS VENEZUELA'S GOVERNMENT
However, between armed groups reportedly firing shots (see clip below) into the Students Assembly and the disappearance of the protest leader, the protests appear to be anything but "calm."
Stunning collage of clips from the last two days...
and some additional images...