Source: Sputnik Mundo
What’s it about: Costa Rican Communist leader Humberto Vargas Carbonell talks to Sputnik about what he believes is the U.S.’s desire to turn Venezuela into a concentration camp, similar to the ones set up in Nazi Germany. He said that the U.S. has an “open, direct and fascist” strategy in Venezuela and called both the Lima Group and opposition leader Juan Guaidó imperialist creations. Carbonell is the Secretary General of the People’s Vanguard Party, the communist party in Costa Rica.
Why it’s misleading: Carbonell blames the U.S. for the blackout that occurred in Venezuela last March, calling it a clear genocidal action.This is the only proof Carbonell uses to prove that the U.S. is trying to turn Venezuela into a concentration camp. But even this example of “genocidal action” is not true. Carbonell is clearly following the Venezuelan government’s discourse that the U.S. was responsible for the power outage. Experts have stated that the cuts are a result of years of underinvestment in an energy network that has been mismanaged and neglected.