Proud to Stand With the "Hard-Liners"

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This week, both Reuters and the AP have stunningly labeled Venezuelan opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, as a "hard-liner."

Here's Reuters:

"Tens of thousands of protesters against President Nicolas Maduro's government blocked Caracas streets on Tuesday after the arrest of hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez."

And AP:

"President Nicolas Maduro’s government is giving three U.S. Embassy officials 48 hours to leave Venezuela after Washington came to the defense of an opposition hard-liner accused by Venezuela’s leader of responsibility for bloodshed during anti-government protests."

Apparently, for these news agencies, anyone who opposes authoritarianism is a "hard-liner," while those who seek to embrace and conduct business with authoritarians are "moderates."

Today Venezuela stands with the "hard-liners."

And we are proud to stand with them.