Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2003 by Gregory Wilpert and Martin Sánchez, Venezuela Analysis is a website that provides news and analysis about Venezuela’s political, social, and economic developments. According to its about page, Venezuela Analysis’s mission is “to counter the corporate media propaganda against the Bolivarian Revolution by giving a voice to leftist and grassroots movements in Venezuela.” They are based in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
Venezuela Analysis is a project of Venezuela Analysis, Inc., registered as a non-profit organization in New York State, and the Fundación para la Justicia Económica Global, a foundation registered in Caracas, Venezuela. Revenue is derived through donations.
Analysis / Bias
Venezuela Analysis uses emotionally charged language, such as in their article “Hugo Chávez and the Last Solar Eclipse of the 20th Century,” to promote their left-wing bias in favor of the Bolivarian Revolution and its leader, Hugo Chávez. It employs nationalist propaganda, using the ideals of Simon Bolivar to exploit populist sentiments, particularly associated with the Bolivarian Revolution.
Many stories promote Socialist government propaganda and anti-American sentiments, including “Around the World in 60 Days: The Mexico Charade by a Desperate Washington.” Additionally, they publish articles that present the current leader of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, positively, as seen in “Venezuela: Inflation Lowest in Decade as Credit Suisse Forecasts 20 Percent Growth” and “Venezuela: Government Raises Wages as Inflation Hits Eight-Year Low.”
When it comes to sourcing, they use quotes and social media. Generally, reporting is one-sided, promoting the Maduro government and its platform while not properly sourcing information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Venezuela’s Analysis Far-Left Biased based on editorial perspectives that align with a socialist perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and the promotion of one-sided pro-government propaganda. (M. Huitsing 04/24/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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