So, obviously, Trump and the CIA have also co-opted the New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/worl ... ctors.html
"...A 65-year-old patient with heart failure entered his clinic — and urgently needed oxygen, he said. The tanks sat in another room at the ready, he recalled.
"But he said his Cuban and Venezuelan superiors told him to use the oxygen as a political weapon instead: Not for medical emergencies that day, but to be doled out closer to the election, part of a national strategy to compel patients to vote for the government.
"May 20, 2018, was nearing, he said, and the message was clear: Mr. Maduro needed to win, at any cost.
“'There was oxygen, but they didn’t let me use it,' said Dr. Arias, who defected from the Cuban government’s medical program late last year and now lives in Chile
. 'We had to leave it for the election.'
"To maintain their hold over Venezuela, Mr. Maduro and his supporters have often used the nation’s economic collapse to their advantage, dangling food before hungry voters, promising extra subsidies if he won, and demanding that people present identification cards tied to government rations when they came to the polls...."
[As if you didn't know.]