Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs. Venezuela

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Colombia and Venezuela: two neighboring countries that receive extremely different treatment by the US Empire and mainstream media.

While Colombia is home to horrific human rights abuses ranging from the displacement of 6.8 million people to thousand of killings carried out by state agents, it remains a top recipient of US military aid and enjoys uncritical press coverage in Western media–all while Trump threatens military intervention against Venezuela.

To contrast the human rights realities, Abby Martin interviews human rights attorney Dan Kovalik, who has recently returned from both countries.

Kovalik has done extensive work in Latin America and was an observer to the recent Constituent Assembly election in Venezuela. He also serves as the Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers union, teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law, and is the author of the new book “The Plot to Scapegoat Russia.”

Human Rights Hypocrisy – Colombia vs Venezuela

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