Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup

Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, keep repeating them. Here are the corrections: (1) Truth: President Nicolás Maduro is the legitimate president. (2) Truth: The economic crisis is caused by outside intervention, internal sabotage and the decline in oil prices. (3) Truth: The opposition is violent, not the Maduro government. (4) Truth: The National Assembly acted in violation of the law and is in contempt of court.