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Venezuelan Government Blames “Import Mafias” for Alleged Paper Shortage

The Venezuelan government claims that sufficient dollars have been supplied for paper purchase, and instead blames paper import

International and local private media have accused the Venezuelan government of infringing “freedom of expression and information” by restricting newspapers’ access to official exchange rate dollars, and therefore their ability to import paper. The government however says the dollars have been supplied, and blames speculating paper import companies.

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Venezuela's Petrol Price Debate

33% of petrol consumed in Venezuela is 95 octane petrol, the most expensive to produce, according to minister Ramirez (archive)

Though the debate around petrol prices proposed by the vice-president last week is only just getting started, Venezuelanalysis presents here a taste of the different perspectives already being argued.

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Venezuela's El Nacional and Tal Cual Newspapers Fined for Explicit Morgue Photographs

Otero is currently being sued by the former mayor of Caracas, and his finances are being investigated by Venezuelan authorities

Venezuelan newspapers El Nacional and Tal Cual have been issued fines by a Caracas court for publishing “inappropriate” images in 2010.

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Venezuelan Newspaper Owner's Bank Accounts Frozen Amid Criminal Investigation

Otero has accused the government of attacking “freedom of expression”, but the attorney general says his accounts have been

The owner and editor of one of Venezuela's largest newspapers has stated that a freeze on his personal bank accounts will not affect the paper.

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Wikileaks Cables Reveal U.S. Embassy Works with Venezuelan Private Media

Former U.S. Ambassador Patrick Duddy met with Miguel Henrique Otero (right), the editor of El Nacional, during a visit to the of

The U.S. ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, met with Venezuelan private media companies El Nacional, Globovision, and the Cisneros Group, to discuss their political content.

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