. . . or isn’t it?
The Maduro regime decreed on July 22 that
any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the country’s fields as a way to fight the current food crisis
as quoted in Amnesty International‘s July 28th press release. Caracas Chronicles discussed it on July 27th.
Vice news first reported on it on July 28th; I linked to it the following day.
Zero Hedge and HotAir also had it on July 29. PowerLine posted on it on July 30.
VN&N had it as part of a larger post on July 31st, and included an image of the decree’s text:
CNN Money reported on it yesterday. Ed Driscoll, who notices LatAm stories at Instapundit, linked to it today.
Newsbusters noticed that Over a Week Later, Forced Labor Decree in Venezuela Is Still Not News at AP, NY Times.
It still isn’t.
But never mind, we already know how those things go:
After he expressed his desire to leave Cuba, Mr. Ramirez lost his job at the rayon factory, and for the next five years, he worked in the fields outside Matanzas, chopping hemp plants used for making rope.
“Five years,” Mr. Ramirez says. “The same as Russia sends people to Siberia, they send the dissidents to the fields of Cuba to work. Seven in the morning until 7 in the afternoon.”
Nothing to see here, move right along . . .