Considering how much chavistas bitch about foreign press bias, it’s easy to overlook just how brutal foreign journos are with the Venezuelan opposition. Focused on whatever crazy thing Chávez last did, reporters often deal with the opposition in extreme short-hand: one or two sentences that inevitably include adjectives like "fractured" and "hapless".
That’s why Frank Daniel’s in-depth piece for Reuters is so remarkable: finally a foreign journo goes beyond the clichés and gives the opposition its due, working through its contradictions and insanities but also showcasing the amazing energy, dedication and social vision of some of its younger leaders. Well worth a read.
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