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News From Venezuela–but Where Is It Coming From?

•, By Jim Naureckas
It's not surprising that it's being shared widely, because it paints an exceedingly dire picture:
Throughout last night, panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle-class neighborhoods, shooting at people and storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.
Who is Francisco Toro? He used to report for the New York Times, but stepped down, saying he couldn't conform to the paper's conflict-of-interest rules: "Too much of my lifestyle is bound up with opposition activism," he wrote, adding that "I can't possibly be neutral" about Venezuelan politics (FAIR Action Alert, 6/6/03).

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