Source: RT en Español
What it’s about: The article is talks about a comment Chilean President Sebastian Piñera made about Russia after speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2018 ASEAN Summit in Singapore. According to the article, Piñera talked about the “stellar role” Russia plays in world politics.
Why it’s misleading: This article and its title are misleading. It seems the use of the word “estelar”—which can mean stellar in English—got ‘lost’ in translation. Here is Piñera’s original quote:
“He tenido varias oportunidades de conversar con el presidente Vladimir Putin, y esta vez logramos conversar sobre los temas que interesan a todos los países del mundo. Rusia es un país que juega un rol estelar en la política mundial”.
RT en Español is twisting Piñera’s words and making it seem like he said Russia is playing a great, or stellar, role in world politics. When, if reading the entire quote, one can see he simply means Russia is a major player in world politics, and is not commenting on whether the role is good or bad.