Last Independent National Newspaper in Venezuela Ceases Print Edition

After 75 years, El Nacional of Venezuela ceases its print edition. Foto: LUis Suarez, accinema

HAVANA TIMES – Venezuela’s last nationally distributed newspaper El Nacional will stop publishing its print edition, it said Thursday, citing government pressure, reported dpa news.

“They have managed to silence radio and television, and they have made independent print media disappear, converting them into platforms. We were the only national newspaper which still had a print edition,” El Nacional quoted its CEO Miguel Henrique Otero as telling the Spanish newspaper ABC.

El Nacional’s final print edition will be published on Friday and it will then become an online publication.

Otero accused President Nicolas Maduro’s government of being a “dictatorship” which does not respect the division of powers nor the freedom of expression.

Venezuelan journalists who are critical of the government work under high pressure, risking lawsuits or arrests. Some have gone into exile.

Venezuela is the chief political and economic ally of by Cuba and Nicaragua.

2 thoughts on “Last Independent National Newspaper in Venezuela Ceases Print Edition

  • There is a curse on Latin America due to their corrupt gvts that has produce the evil comunist Dictatorships but hopefully those nation that has adapted that evil Ideology will hopefully reconsider and go back to the Democracy capisocialism lets hope so

    • Yet Jack there are contributors to these very pages who refuse to condemn dictatorship by the communists. In their view misery for others is acceptable, but they do not seek it for themselves.


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