True Socialists and progressives always try to shield the public from knowing the truth about what really happens when government completely takes over its citizens lives.
Well, that’s over.
Aura Garrillo, a woman living under President Nicolas Maduro's dictatorship in Venezuela, spoke with MRCTV in an effort to get the message out that “people are being killed” in her native country.
During the interview, MRCTV's Nick Kangadis asked Garrillo about a 2016 article by the New York Times (NYT) that stated that Venezuela is a “country that is in a state of total collapse.”
“It’s true,” Garrillo said. “If it [the NYT statement] was true and accurate a year ago, imagine what it is now.”
Throughout the interview, Garrillo's sadness when talking about her home country was palpable. She couldn’t comprehend why the American media doesn’t cover the ever escalating situation, and dangerous, situation going on in Venezuela.
Garrillo made this observation about the American media when it comes to Venezuela:
It seems like we’re not important enough, and I don’t mean to demean myself or my country, but it seems to me that so many other things and so many other countries make it into the news, the headlines in the U.S. I don’t understand why it is not news that we are having such difficulties.
At one point during the interview, Garrillo even divulged that when she goes grocery shopping, if she buys pasta, she can’t afford coffee because of the hyperinflation in the country.
The current inflation rate in Venezuela stands at 800 percent as of January, but has seen inflation rates in some areas as high as 1,000 percent, making purchasing multiple basic goods at the same time almost impossible for many citizens.
In April, Reuters reported that "$1,000 in savings when Maduro was elected in 2013 would now be worth less than $5."
CNN reported in May that during 50 days of protest against the government -- and Maduro, in particular -- 950 people were injured.
But Garrillo says that’s not all.
“Sixty young kids, mostly young kids, who have died have been by the armed forces of the Maduro regime,” Garrillo said, adding they “[have died] as a way of repressing these demonstrations.”
Perhaps the most chilling point of the interview came when Kangadis asked if the situation in Venezuela could be classified as genocide.
Carrillo simply responded with a resounding, “Oh, yeah.”
For the full interview, watch the video at the top.