Thanks to readers’ responses to The New Yorker following my last post, “On Venezuela, The New Yorker’s Jon Lee Anderson Fails at Arithmetic,” the magazine has amended two errors in two separate articles, Keane Bhatt writes.
Since Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was diagnosed with cancer and a malignant tumor was removed from his pelvic region last June, all kinds of rumors, lies and speculations have circulated about his health...
Since the early days of the presidency, the adversarial position of the media, both within Venezuela and abroad, has evolved to become less overt. Reference is no longer made to a 'dictatorship'; it seems that this battle has, for the most part, been lost. Instead, we now see an apparent balance which presents the views of both supporters and opponents...
By Correo del Orinoco International, Sep 11th 2011
This week Telesur welcomed home a news team just back from covering NATO’s war on Libya from that nation’s capital, Tripoli. On arrival at Venezuela’s Maiquetia International Airport, the journalists denounced the ongoing “fabrication of lies” by mainstream media outlets and accused the international press of “producing the arguments needed for a continuation of the war”.
“None of the private media belonging to the large transnational companies has reported on the large scale damage brought about by NATO,” said TeleSUR journalist Rolando Segura at the Thought Artillery vs Lie Factory conference held this week in Caracas.
In this open letter to The Economist, Venezuela's Mario Silva responds to a recently published article that included numerous personal and professional attacks on Silva's work as a leftist political commentator and news analyst.
In this interview excerpt, Eduardo Galeano explains why he has described Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez as a “strange dictator”, recounting his own experience as an election observer in Venezuela and describing the political role played by the opposition media in Venezuela.