Tag: Venezuela

by Miguel Paz

In a country split by political polarization, what role can journalism and the use of data play in improving the quality of debate in the public interest? This is an important question in Venezuela, a country in which President Nicolás Maduro claims to speak to the late President Hugo Chavez’s spirit through a “little bird” […] more »

by David Sasaki

View Larger Map Map of El Nula, a small village in the Venzuelan state of Apure along the Colombian border. One of the world’s lesser–known conflicts has endured for over a decade along the Colombia-Venezuela border. According to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants’ latest report: Colombian guerrillas and paramilitaries, together with the Fuerzas […] more »

by Benjamin Melançon

A previous post of mine had an inflammatory headline unjustified by the text: “Lies about Venezuela: If NYT.com ran Related Content“. I was guilty of looking at Jens Erik Gould’s article, “Venezuela’s Fateful Choice,” through a frame: that major media coverage overwhelmingly seeks to portray the Venezuelan government as illegitimate and bad. My own view […] more »

by Benjamin Melançon

Lara, Venezuela, lacks widespread internet access, cutting off Agaric Design Collective from our sysadmin. If you want to tell us Hugo Chávez’s administration in Venezuela is doing a bad job developing the country, we have reason to listen, with prejudice. But the accusations slipping unchallenged into news articles that Venezuela is anti-democratic, that Chávez is […] more »