Official media is uncritically echoing the government’s explanation of Venezuela’s current economic problems as an “economic war” waged by the opposition and “The Empire”. Public media under the control of SIBCI (Sistema Bolivariano de Noticias) has also begun to use the new governmental category to refer to the opposition: “Parasite bourgeoisie,” instead of “the fascist right” as was common before the beginning of the “economic war”.
This is how the Agencia Venezolana de Noticias reports, in its English section, President Maduro´s declarations yesterday:
Maduro calls people to stand firm in the offensive against bourgeoisie
Caracas, 11 Nov. AVN.- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called the Venezuelan people to stand firm in the offensive against economic war waged by the bourgeoisie.
"#ZeroToleranceToSpeculation. I'm calling the country to maintain the offensive against parasitic bourgeoisie, in peace and order. We can do it firmly," wrote president on his Twitter account.
The revolutionary government has established a series of measures to fight the economic war headed by the right sectors.
Inspection of household stores to verify products are sold at fair prices is one the actions that seek to protect the purchasing power of the people.
President Maduro announced Sunday that this week authorities will carry out inspections in the areas of food, textiles, footwear, hardware, appliances, toys and vehicles, to avoid usury that some traders have committed against the people.
Inspections will be headed by officials of the Presidency, Superior Organ for the People's Defense of Economy, Bolivarian National Armed Force, integral development regions, insular defense operation zones, the Institute for the Defense of People's Access to Goods and Services (Indepabis) and the National Superintendence of Costs and Prices (Sundecop).
"I am aware of everything. Abuses of parasites and usurers have to end in peace and with the law," he said.
He also said that national militia will join this work, as well as people's power "to ensure order and cover the whole country."
Maduro thanked the support and collaboration of the people in this offensive.
AVN 11/11/2013 17:16