The Venezuelan Disinformation Campaign

6 September 2019 — Voltaire Network

Arton207536 851dcIn August 2018, the international press reported on a massive exodus of Venezuelans fleeing the famine and chavist dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. There were 18,000 to cross the border each day. At the time, the UN predicted that there would be 5.3 million Venezuelan migrants and refugeesthroughout Latin America by the end of 2019. There was a major crisis.

Alas! These figures were pure propaganda: the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees has just published its official statistics as at December 31, 2018.

  •  57% of the world’s refugees came from Syria (6.7 million), Afghanistan (2.7 million) and South Sudan (2.3 million).
  • Venezuelan refugees represented only 341,800 people (many of whom have since returned to their country).

The campaign of media disinformation, relayed in all the allied states of the Pentagon, was initiated in preparation for the destabilization operation targetting the Venezuelan State that began in December 2018. It was intended to convince the nationals that they no longer had a future at home and and the people abroad that President Maduro was illegitimate.

This is a clear application of the theory of “migrations as weapons of war” [1].

Roger Lagassé

One thought on “The Venezuelan Disinformation Campaign

  1. mezes says:

    Nonsense. If had actually bothered to read the UNCR report, they would have discovered that they are cunfusing basic terms like refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. The UNCR report makes that distinction very clear.


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