6 September 06, 2019
translation by Roger
Original Spanish version
In August 2018, the international press reported on a massive exodus
of Venezuelans fleeing the famine and chavist "dictatorship" of
There were 18,000 to
cross the border each day.
At the time, the UN
predicted that there would be 5.3 million Venezuelan migrants and
refugees throughout Latin America by the end of 2019. There was a
Alas...! These figures were pure propaganda:
the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
has just published its official statistics (UNHCR
- Global Trends Forced Displacemet 2018) as at
December 31, 2018.
57% of the
world’s refugees came from Syria (6.7 million), Afghanistan
(2.7 million) and South Sudan (2.3 million).
refugees represented only 341,800 people (many of whom have
since 'returned' to their country).
The campaign of media
disinformation, relayed in all the allied states of the Pentagon,
was initiated in preparation for the destabilization operation
targeting the Venezuelan State that began in December 2018.
It was intended to
convince the nationals that they no longer had a future at home and
and the people abroad that President Maduro was "illegitimate."
This is a clear application of the theory of "migrations as weapons
of war". 
Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War" - Kelly M.
Greenhill, Civil War Journal, Volume 10, Issue 1, julio de
the Coercive Power of Mass Migrations" - in 'Weapons of
Mass Migration: Forced Displacement,' Coercion and Foreign
Policy, Kelly M. Greenhill, Ithaca, 2010.
"Migration as a
Coercive Weapon - New Evidence from the Middle East" - in
'Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics,'
Kelly M. Greenhill, Oxford University Press, 2018.