Washington wages war on populism and independent leaders.
by Stephen Lendman
Dark Washington forces never quit. Nor do media scoundrels. Chavez is fair game. Since 1999, he's been maliciously targeted and maligned. Ill or well makes no difference.
Alberto Barrera Tyszka and Cristina Macano are unapologetic. They represent neoliberal corporate views. They got feature New York Times op-ed space.
They headlined "Chavez, the missing President," saying:
Venezuela is "experiencing the very odd circumstance of being both with and without its leader; he is not here, but his voice endures."- Advertisement -
He "gives orders and sends kisses to children. This is what his vice president says. According to the Supreme Court, the Congress cannot consider him absent, for no matter how ill he is, only Mr. Cha'vez himself has the authority to declare himself absent."