Patricia Janiot is a star reporter of CNN "en español". She has been a frequent visitor to Venezuela and was even conspued by Chavez publicly at a press conference. Her latest bout with the revolution was when she was obliged to leave in a hurry a year ago.
The least we can say is that her patience has been quite taxed and it is payback time. In a TV show that I mentioned yesterday she has shown the deep economical decomposition of the regime, the country and even its people. Of course, she has been insulted by all sorts of chavistas on Twitter but I am sure she does not care, she is having the last laugh.
I am not going into details of her show. The full low quality video is now available and in Spanish for those who can understand (worth the 40 minutes!). I can assure that SHE DOES NOT EXAGGERATE ANYTHING. This is what we are living in Venezuela and I have written a post in particular about the productivity issues here a few days ago. She just confirms it by interviewing key witnesses.
I just want to indicate a few things.
1) At the beginning she states that she started her work waiting for an official accreditation that she was told was coming. But three days after someone else called to tell her to desist if she did not want to go through another nasty experience of being run out of the country. Translation: she was threatened, but soldiered on as long as she could.
2) There is an economist of the chavista confession who is not interviewed in an office. It looks that he is interviewed at the Bolivar Square? Does not matter, there is already a lack of seriousness form his part, Then he can barely speak coherently and it is not because of the camera. And finally he should be ashamed to call himself an economist with the nonsense he burped ("why can't companies get their own dollars instead of relying on PDVSA" forgetting about such things like currency control or that Chavez forbade to export food, e.g.). If I mention this clown it is because this is the only stuff chavismo can present. Janiot even says that it was forbidden to her to speak with any public employee.... The nonsense starts at 15 minutes
3) at 14:42 there is a prime example of the chavista new man. He is probably a motor biker, he belongs to a "consejo comunal" and if you can understand him you will detect his class hatred, his brain washed arguments, his commie speech even though he lies about rules not being respected by business. If there is anything that chavismo has unwillingly achieved is that mainstream business fully follow legal rules as the fines and public scorn are sure to happen if they do not. Then again Freddy Blandin may be too brain washed to realize he is lying.
4) finally there is also evidence at how "el pueblo" is divided between "resentido sociales" who are chavista through and through and those who may have voted for Chavez at some point but are getting tired of this shit. That division is perhaps the scariest of them all as it carries the most hatred, in my opinion, as it cannot be justified on race of social class (as if hatred could ever be justified)..
I will extend myself on that scene.
It starts at 39:12 with a well filmed scene of the huge lines of people.
At 39:19 appears an woman as "pueblo" as you can wish, and as dark skinned as they come in Venezuela. She is bitching about the long lines. She states that she is humiliated by those lines, and that all the people there also feel likewise.
Observe the guy in a green T behind. At 39:29 he starts arguing with her and accuses her of telling only "her" truth (clear allusion to chavista belief that they are the lone holders of the truth). He also accuses her of all the code words used these days against people protesting the lines: escualidos, infiltrados (which is the latest one and maybe the worst since it means that you are an infiltrated/5th column agent to crate disorder and thus you are a traitor to the fatherland). There you have it, the lone chavista argument left, to criminalize you for your opinion. At the level of "el pueblo". Note that green T walks away as he knows very well that his arguments cannot hold water for long...