When Eva Golinger—the American lawyer, journalist and vocal supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez—got up to speak at First Unitarian Church on Friday, May 6, I wondered what I was in for. Fliers for the event, sponsored by the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC), summed up the activist's West Coast tour as "Eva Golinger on WikiLeaks and the Empire's Web." And a profile of Golinger in The New York Times in February called her "one of the most prominent fixtures of Venezuela's expanding state propaganda complex."

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"NPR is actually one of the very distorted voices on Venezuela," she said. "There's a lack of investigative work to try and figure out the truth."
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