You can see it on Panorama’s website, and on Maracaibo-based and other regional TV stations, especially out west. But in Caracas? DirectTV is apparently carrying it in Channel 119.
At least you can follow CC’s live blog!
9:29 The lesson, children: never trust a woman who wears a scarf in Maracaibo.
9:28 Incredibly boring debate, only made more interesting by the revolutionary nature of Panorama’s “journalists.” Leopoldo stood out by a mile.
9:26 Diego Arria talks about “el rrrégimen”… SHOT!
9:25 Pablo Pérez talks about Tarjeta Única, but where’s the confetti?
9:24 Medina cut off right when he was telling us how the CNE is cooking the fraud. Hilarious.
9:22 Capriles strangely off message. Weak day for him.
9:19 “Tremenda pregunta” is a euphemism for “Where the hell did that come from?” Question on Dilma and Cristina K totally knocked Maria Corina out of her comfort zone. Question was incredibly sexist.
9:18 Good answer from Pablo Medina – never thought I’d write that – about what he is doing in the MUD.
9:17 I wanna take that yellow scarf and … I better stop.
9:14 That question about Diego Arria’s low poll numbers is just mean. Don’t beat up the elderly!
9:13 Chavista journalist is unbelievable – “did you feel icky meeting with Alvaro Uribe, who as we all know, eats babies for breakfast?”
9:12 Is Giancarlo DiMartino moderating this thing?
9:10 I hope I never see the day when Pablo Medina is in charge of Venezuela’s health policy.
9:05 Capriles pivots away from a tricky question about the evil private health providers to his achievements in Miranda.
9:00 Leopoldo strong on teen pregnancy – conditional cash transfers! Fluff question, though.
8:58 Is Maria Corina saying she is pro-choice in the case of rape and incest? The only thing I got is that she is pro-dialogue. She did say that she would not support a referendum on abortion.
8:55 Pablo Pérez totally blew the stupid question about how he is going to ensure the price of oil remains high – another chavista talking point. Instead of calling her on her stupidity, he talked about Coke mountains in Jose …
8:54 The debate keeps going but the live feed is out of whack. Panorama #MegaFail
8:52 My verdict so far: Leopoldo stands out. His best performance in all three debates.
8:48 Leopoldo good on oil. This is right in his batting zone. He even quotes Panorama, sucking up to the horrible hosts.
8:46 “How would you increase our refining capacity?” “MCM: Um … by investing in refining …” #StupidJournalist
8:45 Panorama = Aporrea with a bigger building. Discuss.
8:44 My God, the journalist actually believes that high oil prices are thanks to a PDVSA policy. Somebody put her in her place, please.
8:43 I get the feeling that the candidates have simply given up on this debate and are just answering whatever comes first now. Viva la joda.
8:40 “Candidato, como usted bien sabe, la Revolución Bolivariana ha hecho de Venezuela un paraíso, un oasis de felicidad, una cuna del saber, una referencia a nivel inter-galáctico. ¿Por qué usted es tan maluco y quiere cambiar eso? ¿No será que usted odia a su pais?”
8:39 The journalists continue to talk up the government’s non-existent educational achievements. Somebody call them on that! But Capriles dodges. The little bell is annoying the hell out of me.
8:37 The topic of auditing the nation’s universities is a chavista talking point. This is the PSUV debate. Panorama is a disgrace. How could the MUD hand over their messaging to the Pineda family? And now a question about Misión Canaima. Sheesh.
8:34 Leopoldo is good tonight. Looks relaxed, charming, optimistic. His best performance of the three debates. But the journalist is awful. She just asked which minister they would keep. Better question would be which one would you keep out of jail.
8:32 It’s so transparent that the PSUV fed their questions to the journalists at Panorama. Misión Saber y Vivir? WTH is that?
8:30 Communist Pablo Medina talking up religious-based public education. Huh? But kudos to him for calling Hugo Chávez on the lie that Venezuela has no illiteracy.
8:29 This debate is organized by Panorama. It shows. #ShittyNewspaperShittyDebate
8:25 Leopoldo, or someone in his name, adding to his answers via his Twitter feed. Is that even allowed?
8:23 Diego Arria’s entire campaign seems to be based on the slogan: “Give me back my farm!”
8:20 Leopoldo also talks about private investment in infrastructure. Consensus brewing?
8:18 Oh Maria Corina, talking up private investment in infrastructure. Love it.
8:15 Pablo Pérez loses a chance to state the obvious: sell the State’s airlines! Oh, and Pablo Medina is still here?! Talking nonsense about the Maracaibo Metro…
8:14 Panorama debate is on DirectTV Venezuela, Channel 119.
8:13 OK, we’re live in Chile. I’m taking over the live-blogging, Panorama willing.
7:56 Darn, I can’t sustain this, the online feed is just too crappy.
7:55 Panorama is trying to out-Venevision Venevision: horrible gimmicky production values and same absurd 1 minute answers.
7:52 Trying to watch this feed live on Cantv broadband is hopeless…
7:50 Debate moderator announces Televen is broadcasting the debate. It’s just not true, though. Not live, at least, is all I can say.
7:49: We’re running 19 minutes late here, folks, due to a late-ending Cadena. But it’s kicking off now…