So there is toothpaste in Venezuela… good news! The mainstream media are really insulting the intelligence of the People. Even if there was no toothpaste in Venezuela is it an excuse for sending humanitarian aid or invading a sovereign nation? If the US really wants to send aid and military support to people REALLY suffering, why not Gaza or Yemen where genocides are happening right now? But these poor Venezuela people have no toothpaste… what a drama… Let’s send the bombers…
Journalist Max Blumenthal visited state-subsidized food markets outside Caracas and, in a new video, showed that what the corporate media says doesn’t exist in Venezuela can actually be easily found right at a local market.
Blumenthal toured several state-subsidized markets outside the Venezuelan capital, witnessing “hundreds of people” purchasing basic goods there. He says that the produce is “sold well-below market value,” adding that the prices appear to be quite affordable for locals as well. The video shows locals leaving with large bags of groceries from the markets.
There’s bread, meat and chicken, pasta, dried fish and assorted vegetables, even handcrafted soap at the market.
“Behind me is toothpaste which CNN said does not exist in Venezuela,” Blumenthal says.
The remark is followed by an expert from the broadcaster’s reporting about US ‘humanitarian aid’ which contains the precious commodity that President Nicolas Maduro has supposedly deprived his people of.
“We all are in peace here. Here we don’t want war,” a woman at the market says, adding that she doesn’t want “foreigners” to spark war. “And tell the news that we don’t need anything. What we want is for the US to lift the blockade it has put on us in Venezuela. We are free.”