Source: Sputnik Mundo
What it’s about: The article notes the one-year anniversary of the vote in Venezuela, called by the Maduro government, to elect a Constitutional Assembly tasked with writing a new constitution and assuming legislative powers until the completion and implementation of the new constitution. It gives a bare-bones overview of the make-up of the Assembly and summarizes the laws passed by the body in its first year of existence.
What’s misleading about it: While the article doesn’t contain any blatant falsehoods, it uses one-sided storytelling to legitimize the Maduro regime and the existence of the Constitutional Assembly. The piece makes no mention of the near-universal condemnation from the region’s democracies of Maduro’s decision to hold the vote that formed the Assembly. It also presents the Assembly as a legitimate legal body and celebrates the laws it has passed as advances for peace and human rights, despite the fact that it is made up entirely of loyalists to the regime and has replaced the legally-elected, opposition-controlled National Assembly as the Venezuelan legislative branch.