• Freedom Chat
    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrea Daza Tapia

    In the third installment of Sampsonia Way’s “The Freedom Chat”, journalist Andrea Daza Tapia shines a light on the media blackouts in Venezuela, reaffirms the power of social media, and she details the detriments incurred from the conflation of roles between media professionals and politicians.

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  • Cartoon: SOS
    Cartoon: SOS

    Today’s featured cartoon was created by artist Pedro X. Molina, which provides commentary on recent state-owned media responses to protests in Venezuela.

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  • Venezuela Protests February 2014
    The Legacy

    This week Israel Centeno writes about the protests sweeping Venezuela, Maduro’s reaction, and how Chávez’s presidency sowed the seeds for the current environment of hate and violence.

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  • Chavez cutout
    Notes on Venezuela

    In this week’s column, Israel Centeno takes a look at the political myth-making behind “Chavismo”, which he describes as “a religious movement,” fifteen years in the making, used by the government to veil the country’s deepening economic and social crisis.

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  • Nicolás Maduro Supporters
    Illiberal Democracy

    Israel Centeno explores the rise to power of Venezuela’s president Nicolás Maduro, “a man who has been molded in Hugo Chávez’s shadow and who has no limits.”

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