Venezuela Analysis discussed psychological warfare. Maduro told Venezuelans to "trust the national authorities." They're "more united than ever."
They tell Venezuelans what they need to know. They prioritize truth.
Maduro accused Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD) coalition executive secretary, Ramon Aveledo, of fear-mongering rumor campaigns.
He falsely accused government officials of "hiding more information than" they give. Western media proliferate fear-mongering.
On January 3, the Washington Post headlined "Venezuelans demand answers on Chavez's health." Government officials were accused of being "tight-lipped."
"(S)uspense is killing Venezuela."
On January 3, the Spanish newspaper ABC turned truth on its head. No corroborating evidence was cited. Unnamed sources were used.
They claim Chavez is in an induced coma on life support. Cancer spread to his lower spine, bladder, and other organs.
His death could be imminent. The Global Post covered the story. It said "The right-leaning ABC doesn't have an entirely solid record of reporting on Cuba." Its stories are notoriously unreliable.
Its claims about Castro's "imminent demise" proved false.
Maduro calls ABC "Franco-ist."
On January 3, the Los Angeles Times headlined "Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez's status questioned by opposition," saying:
They "demand to know whether (he'll) "return for his swearing-in Jan. 10."- Advertisement -
"The uncertainty over whether Chavez's cancer is terminal and whether he is incapacitated has increased signs of instability."
Venezuelan officials dispute scurrilous reports. Maduro condemned "right-wing" journalists. They spread fear-mongering rumors about Chavez's imminent death.