Hollywood Director Props Up Venezuelan Dictator on Twitter

NewsBusters | 3/2/2019 | Staff
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Sorry to Bother You caused quite a stir last summer.

Not only did Boots Riley’s film overperform at the box office, it earned raves from film critics nationwide. The movie just snared a Best First Feature award from the Independent Spirit Awards.

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Could the film’s strong anti-capitalist bent have anything to do with it? The Guardian asked, “Sorry to Bother You: is this the most shocking anti-capitalist film ever?”

Now, Riley is waging a one-man war on behalf of Venezuelan strongman Nicolas Maduro. Don’t believe the stories of Venezuelans starving, he says via Twitter. It’s much worse in Oakland, Calif.

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It appears Riley supports the socialist government which reduced the nation to its current state. Here’s how one Venezuelan, who just escaped, described the nation’s current status.

“There are no words. No way to describe a person who make so many mistakes,” one man said of Maduro, “I can’t express how much of a dictator he is – so cynical, so sadistic and not only him, but all his companions.”

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An ABC News report says, “Venezuela’s economy has halved in size over the last five years.”

Venezuelans’ diets have become ever more deficient in vitamins and protein, as currency controls restrict food imports and salaries fail to keep pace with inflation, which is now above 2 million percent annually.

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Forces loyal to Maduro are blocking desperately needed aid,...
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