The New York Times and other mainstream media is fake news.
Venezuela despliega su sistema de misiles rusos S-300 en la frontera con Brasil
Maduro has apparently ordered the S-300 air defense system to be moved to the Brazilian border. If true, this is a HIGHLY provocative move, as it allows the Venezuelan military to target and shoot down aircraft deep inside Brazilian air space.
The problem here is that at just 11km from the border, the Venezuelan S-300 is well within striking range of the Brazilian ASTROS 2020 high precision/high volume artillery system, and it can wipe of off the map with a single volley.
Strategically speaking, it makes no sense for Maduro to place the S-300 so close the border, unless if he is really planning to start a war.
I agree, no one wants to listen to fake news. But you didn't answer the question, which is: How do you determine what is fake news and what isn't, in the case of Venezuela? Have you spoken with any Venezuelans?I don't have time or interest in listening to fake news.