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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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“Hugo Chavez cracks down on dissent” Taiwanese animated news #video exposes Venezuelan president

While preparing the next episode of the Venezuela Now News Report, I came across this fantastic animation from Taiwan-New York-based animated news network NMA.tv (Next Media Animation TV). The news report gives a good update on the current state of … 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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Chávez call for dialogue as international public relations strategy

CARACAS — Why is Chávez calling for debate now? After years of confrontation and polarization, what explains the shift? Every day, since Saturday, January 15, a multitude of editorials, opinion columns and blog posts are published, attempting to get to … Continue reading

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Venezuela Now #2 comedy news report on the way; writers and designers wanted #VzNow

The idea behind the show is to present pressing issues in Venezuela’s democracy in a new light–in English–and to reach an international audience. The stories presented in the program are well known here in Venezuela, while hardly understood across borders … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA NOW News Report #1 w/ Roberto Silvers

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VENEZUELA AHORA Noticias #1 con Roberto Silvers

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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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Venezuela politics and democracy news on Twitter

In addition to my own personal Twitter channel, I have recently implemented two new Twitter channels for those interested in following politics and democracy news in English on Twitter. 1) @VenezuelaBlogs — A collection of the best English language blogs … Continue reading

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