NY Times editorial board member Ernesto Londoño calls Venezuelan President Maduro a “dictator” while glossing over Brazil coup

New York Times editorial board member Ernesto Londoño conveniently glossed over Brazil’s right-wing coup in a May 18 op-ed, while calling Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro a “dictator.”

At the same moment that he was bashing Venezuela’s elected leader, Londoño also applauded Argentina’s new right-wing President Mauricio Macri, who capitulated to vulture funds, is presently forcing through brutal neoliberal cuts and anti-labor policies in his country (while boosting his own salary), and is implicated in the Panama Papers.

The New York Times editorial board member also lauded the secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) for criticizing Maduro. When the OAS speaks negatively of Venezuela, the Times insists it is good; when the same organization condemns US-backed right-wing coups — like the 2009 military putsch in Honduras, for which the OAS suspended the country — however, then the OAS’ opinion is irrelevant.