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teleSUR, the Workers’ Paradise? A Caracas Chronicles exclusive

(The full 5,500-word leaked email in Spanish and English) As teleSUR prepares to launch an English-language satellite station in July 2015 (its 10th anniversary), there is unrest in the Caracas and Quito headquarters. Several high-level employees have been mistreated and/or expelled by the inner circle in Caracas, and disparities in wages, shift schedules and workloads are…

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That was predictable…

All it takes is for Juan to declare a blog break for Reuters to come up with a major scoop. Hats off to Brian Ellsworth for flushing out Robert Hanson, the English toff/nutter who forked out 39% of the price Jeff Bezos paid for The Washington Post to buy…Ultimas Noticias! (BTW, wasn’t there a law…

The teleSUR email in English

Sent: Thursday, 25 September 2014 15:38:02 Subject: Re: the farewell that wasn’t If anyone still doesn’t believe how things are done around here, Telesur contracted a firm to do the website design, and approved a graphic that the firm had casually found on the Internet, and which has already been used for lots of purposes,…

The teleSUR email in Spanish

Enviados: Jueves, 25 de Septiembre 2014 15:38:02 Asunto: Re: la despedida que no fue Si alguien sigue sin creer cómo se hacen las cosas, Telesur contrató una empresa para que haga el diseño….se le aprobó algo que simplemente agarraron de internet y que se usa para un montòn de cosas, por ejemplo, en tono azul,…

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A Time for Fireflies

This is the text of Laura Weffer’s speech last night on receiving the Cabot Prizes’ special commendation for her investigative reporting alongside Tamoa Calzadilla. I wouldn’t dream of trying to translate it. La oscuridad se ha apoderado de Venezuela. Hay censura y el Gobierno intenta silenciar las voces disidentes. Pero hay luz también. En Venezuela hay…

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A cartoonish affair

The aftermath of the murders of PSUV MP Roberto Serra and his assistant María Herrera last week, along with the discussion on who was behind them and why, has grabbed the attention of the country in the last few days. Here at CC, it is no different. But a side controversy appeared over the weekend, one which indirectly touched…