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A Single Golpista Race and the Honduran Top FiveBelén Fernandez Salem-News.com
Includes five pitiful examples that come to mind when examining a golpista-orchestrated confrontation.
(WASHINTON D.C.) - Watching the documentary “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (2003) about the short-lived coup against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 2002, I arrived at the conclusion that Che Guevara’s detection of a single mestizo race stretching from Mexico to the Straits of Magellan must be fine-tuned to account for the existence of what appears to be a single golpista race spanning the same territory.
This race is concerned that, if not carefully monitored, the entire continent will turn into Cuba and citizens with multiple houses will be relieved of their extraneous properties by the government. A scarily amusing scene from “The Revolution” features a pre-coup meeting of well-dressed Venezuelans, who are being warned by an expert in such matters to beware of the potential political affiliations of their domestic servants.
As for pre-coup footage of Chávez supporters in Caracas shooting in self-defense after being targeted by gunfire during a golpista-orchestrated confrontation with opposition marchers, the opposition media—which reigns in Venezuela despite regular hysteria about the supposed lack of freedom of expression under Chávez—manipulates the scene such that the chavistas are shown to be firing not at an empty street but rather at one filled with peaceful demonstrators.
The Venezuelan coup was promptly reversed, of course. The more recent coup against Honduran President Mel Zelaya was not, despite the coup regime’s blatant manipulation of the media. Following are merely the first five pitiful examples that come to mind:
Belén is a feature writer at Pulse Media. Her articles also have appeared in CounterPunch, Narco News, Palestine Chronicle, Palestine Think Tank, Rebelión, Tlaxcala, The Electronic Intifada, Upside Down World, and Venezuelanalysis.com. Her book “Coffee with Hezbollah,” a humorous political travelogue chronicling her hitchhiking trip through Lebanon in the aftermath of the 2006 Israeli assault, is available at Amazon, Amazon UK, and Barnes and Noble.
Born in Washington, DC, in 1982, Belén earned her bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science from Columbia University in New York City. Her diverse background of worldwide experiences, created a fantastic writer; one whose work we are extremely happy to share with Salem-News.com viewers. You can contact Belén at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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