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VENEZUELA NOW News Report #2: “Chávez Fortuna” – Venezuela censors soap opera

This second edition (January 27, 2011) features and expose on the banning of Colombian soap opera “Chepe Fortuna” on Venezuelan airwaves. The Venezuelan characterized the show as “disrespectful of Venezuelan pride.” The soap opera depicts Venezuela as a “rude, arrogant, … Continue reading

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Democracy News from Venezuela Video Feed (Updated Regularly)

This YouTube playlist contains English language videos on politics and democracy in Venezuela, updated on an ongoing and regular basis. You can view the playlist directly in YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D890F083083B5215

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BlackBerry murders: Ongoing Venezuela violence stifles citizens and imagination (video)

As we sat down for dinner, the news played loudly on the radio in the next room. Only half listening as I poured a glass of water, my wife asked in a somewhat shocked-yet-numbed tone, “Did you hear that?!”

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Law approved blocking international funding of NGOs in Venezuela (El Universal)

The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) abstained from voting on the grounds that the law goes against a principle of international support in which the party has always believed. The Fatherland for All (Patria Para Todos, PPT) also abstained. Caracas … Continue reading

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Links to news articles on recent Chávez power grab

Responding to a comment on a post on the “rule by decree enabling act” on the Caracas Gringo’s blog, I compiled a list of links to English language news articles on the subject from the past few days. There has … Continue reading

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