Today there was (is?) a fire in the International Hall of Venezuela’s main international airport.
What does State media say? It quotes the head of the airport saying everything is working normally. The Minister for Air and Water Transportation (yes, there is such a thing, don’t get me started) says that it was just the beginning of a fire, but that it didn’t materialize.
Apparently everything is excessively normal.
What gets me about this whole affair is how incompetent they are. You would think they could come up with a single spokesperson to convey, you know, the truth. Instead, what we have is amateurism on top of chapucería. Yes, things are normal. No, there was no fire. Please leave the building. There are no delays. No planes can take off. Argh!
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