Chavismo admits internet blocking

Chavismo admits internet blocking

The deputy of the National Assembly (Maduro), Jesús Faría, acknowledged on Tuesday that the regime has blocked digital media because of the information they publish.

  • The deputy of the National Assembly (Maduro), Jesús Faría, acknowledged on Tuesday that the regime has blocked digital media because of the information they publish. Faría justified the closure of television channels and radio stations because they “encouraged coups d’etat” or were “spokespersons for the policy of sanctions against our country”, even though Chavismo has imposed censorship several years before their policy was sanctioned. Faría also admitted to censoring digital media and said that just because someone has the power to communicate with the population does not mean you have the right to say what you want. He compared the blocking of Venezuelan media to European regulations against fake news and hate speech.
  • It is the first time in years that a Chavista spokesperson admits Internet censorship, documented and denounced before international agencies. It is a violation of human rights.
  • Jesús Faría also said that the United States was interested in Venezuelan oil. However, the Norwegian consulting firm Rystad Energy excluded Venezuela from its list of countries with the largest oil reserves because the investment that would be required to extract these reserves and the time that it would take to prohibit Venezuela from being a candidate. to supply the rest of the world. However, PDVSA and the joint ventures were able to export 630,500 bpd of oil and fuel in June, according to Reuters.
  • AN LMP uis Martínez said there could be a new oil boom for foreign countries if OFAC approves licenses from Chevron, Repsol and Eni to increase production.

Maduro did not attend the July 5 military parade for the second consecutive year. The parade showed how far Venezuelan troops are from military or operational readiness.

  • The unitary platform PUEDE reiterated its commitment to achieving true independence which will begin by organizing a “vigorous citizens’ movement” that manages to “open the door to democracy”.
  • The political party Bandera Roja denounced SEBIN officers who detained political leader and artist Alcides Bracho, as they had done with the president of the Tribunal Workers Guild, Emilio Negrin, Bracho’s close friend. Several NGOs are demanding the freedom of the two union leaders.
  • Former mediator Gabriela Ramírez tweeted that the regime had detained Carlos Lanz’s wife and daughters, Tito Viloria, his wife and daughters and two laborers at their farm. This has not been confirmed.
  • Lawyer Tamara Suju denounced the situation of prisoners at the DGCIM headquarters, some of them inhaling carbon monoxide and gases during the renovation of cells without ventilation systems. Suju said the construction work was ordered after Matthew Heath’s suicide attempt.

Human Rights Watch said visa requirements from Latin American countries have caused an increase in the number of Venezuelans trying to cross the Darien Gap. The Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants has warned that more than 71% of people trying to cross the Darien Gap in 2022 are Venezuelans.

  • CICPC director Douglas Rico said they are still investigating the ‘atrocious crime’ against an Indigenous leader Virgilio Trujillo, assassinated on June 30 in Amazonas. Rico tweeted that drug traffickers and paramilitary officers who intend to take over the country would be involved in the crime.
  • President-elect Gustavo Petro doesn’t think it would be prudent to invite Maduro to his August 7 swearing-in ceremony. Petro assured that the migration crisis is caused by hunger and the lack of democracy and that negotiation is the only way out.
  • Colombian media confirmed the death of aka Ivan Marquez in Bolivar. RCN said he was assassinated in a coordinated attack by alias Iván Mordisco, meaning Márquez was ambushed in Venezuela. El Tiempo later said that Márquez survived and was being treated in Caracas.
  • Sweden and Finland have made progress in their process of joining NATO.

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