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Stealth Censorship Chronicles

Since its acquisition by a mysterious, quite possibly bogus Spanish investment firm, Caracas newspaper El Universal has shown that it will follow the path of Ultimas Noticias and Globovision, media outlets in  the hands of the private part of the media hegemony (HegemonCorp.). The National Press Workers’ Union (SNTP) released a list of more than 30…

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I, blogger

This blog has existed for well over ten years. It has taken countless hours away from other activities from both us, the writers and editors, and you, the people who comment (particularly some of you … You know who you are). In spite of this, we keep doing it. We value this blog, and we believe…

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A media landscape like no other

Venezuelans like to think that our country is like no other, that our issues are different than those in other countries. Chavismo is such a different beast, the quirks of our oil economy so idiosyncratic, we tend to believe that understanding Venezuela requires a distinct framework. I came to Bonn expecting to find that, in spite…