On Sunday, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro made demands for news media CNN to leave his country, claiming it was spreading fake news.
Maduro claims CNN has been misrepresenting and altering facts about a Caracas public high school.
The incident revolved around Maduro’s claims involving a student who broadcast on national television that President Maduro needs to improve the conditions of the high school. The student’s demands comprised boosting security, fixing infrastructure, and providing food to fellow peers so they won’t starve and faint from hunger.
In his political address to the press, Maduro exclaimed the following about CNN:
“CNN, do not get into the affairs of Venezuelans. I want CNN well away from here. Outside of Venezuela. Do not put your nose in Venezuela. Some media like CNN tried to manipulate. They cannot manipulate! That is our business, of the Venezuelans.”
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Reportedly, a CNN correspondent went to the school to interview staff and students regarding whether Maduro had answered any of the demands. In its report, CNN claimed Maduro did not make any improvements and had ignored the demands.
Maduro further commented about the female reporter who visited the school in his address:
“[She] uncovered a situation that had to be spoken about. I want the youth to tell the truth, to be critical and revolutionary, for us to go to solve the problems. To attend to those problems, we must build a sense of belonging in each school. Lyceum belongs to me and I must take care of it.”
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