In this half hour programme in its Inside Story Americas Series, Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi looks at why many Western media outlets continue to demonise the Venezuelan president after his death. What lies beneath the media coverage? With guests: Charles Hardy, he’s lived in Caracas for 28 years working with the country’s poorest residents as a Catholic priest; Rory Carroll, the author of Comandante – A Portrait of Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, and a correspondent with the Guardian newspaper; Steve Rendall, a senior analyst with Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting; and Alex Main, a senior associate at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, and a former consultant to the Venezuelan government. You can watch the program on Al Jazeera (Click here)
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Luis Bustamante's images of Chile's estallido social - which began on October 18, 2019, now a whole year ago - speak for themselves. Most were taken of protesters in Santiago around Plaza Baquedano, renamed by protestors as Plaza de la Diginidad. Others cover graffiti and stencil work that popped up during this period, taken in a range of Chilean cities.