Bombings in Chavez’s Venezuela Go Unnoticed by Major Media

On February 18, the Zenit News Service reported that the apostolic nunciature in Caracas, Venezuela - the Holy See’s equivalent of an embassy in the country - was bombed on Thursday [February 14]. The bombing "caused only minor damages. The facade of the structure was also vandalized by political graffiti." The Zenit story was one of only four items on the bombing that came up during a Google News search.

Two other recent bombing in Caracas have also gone under-reported by the media. On Monday [February 18], The Earth Times website reported that there was an explosion "in front of a mercantile court and congressional offices in Venezuela's capital. The blast caused some damage but no casualties and was the third explosion in Caracas in a week."

The third explosion took place on February 13, and damaged the base of a statue of George Washington, according to a story by El Universal, a major newspaper in Venezuela.

The Earth Times story also reported that an "unknown" left-wing group, Grupo Venceremos de la Izquierda Central Unida (We Will Prevail Group of the United Central Left), "claimed responsibility for the two previous attacks."

Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan
Matthew Balan is a news analyst at Media Research Center