Maduro Kicks CNN out of Venezuela for Report on School Food Shortages

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Feb 13, 2017, 9:43 am
Maduro Kicks CNN out of Venezuela
Maduro said problems in Venezuela are none of CNN’s business. (CNN)

EspañolPresident Nicolás Maduro has expelled CNN after accusing the international news outlet of “manipulating” information about Venezuela.

Maduro said Sunday he wants CNN “outside” Venezuela after he claimed the news channel manipulated information about a student’s complaint regarding the lack of food at school.

“Some media like CNN tried to manipulate information,” he said. “They can not manipulate information like that, it’s our affair, of Venezuelans. CNN does not need to put its nose in Venezuela … I want CNN well away from here.”

Last week, a student demanded on national television that the president improve the conditions of his school, asking for security, infrastructure and food so his classmates wouldn’t faint from hunger anymore.

CNN en Español visited the high school and talked with the staff about the student, and whether Maduro had made any improvements since that incident only to discover he had not.

Maduro said the young woman “uncovered a situation that had to be spoken about.”


“I want the youth to tell the truth, to be critical and revolutionary, for us to go to solve the problems,” he said. “To attend to those problems, we must build a sense of belonging in each school. Lyceum belongs to me and I must take care of it.”

Source: El Estímulo

Sabrina Martín Sabrina Martín

Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.

Havana Art Contest Censors Photo of Cuban Daily as Toilet Paper

By: Karina Martín - Feb 13, 2017, 9:18 am

EspañolA picture of a woman using Cuba's national newspaper Trabajadores as toilet paper was censored in a Havana art contest this weekend, its artist claimed. The censorship complaint was filed by artist Erick Coll, who took the photo called "The Value of Use," writing on his Facebook page that his piece was censored in the Alama Erotic Art Room. Read More: Entrepreneurs in Mexico and the US Fight to Save NAFTA Read More: Future Mexican Ambassador to US is a NAFTA Hard-Liner The picture, with its title and reference to the state-run Cuban newspaper, caused an uproar on social media for its boldness in questioning the regime. "Though the image can be interpreted as an allegory of adocination and the lack of contact the official press has with reality, the truth (as confirmed by several commentators on social media) is that scarcity or the relatively high prices of toilet paper have forced many Cubans to give newspapers a use beyond reading for decades, which is why it became customary to keep them in the bathroom already cut into small pieces," said Martí Noticias. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   The 35-year-old artist has a degree in Communications from the University of Havana. He is also a member of the Cuban Photographic Image Fund (FCIF). Additionally, Coll is in charge of the photography class at ISDI and regularly assists ar conferences about the subject at the Cuban Arts University, Universidad de las Artes de Cuba (ISA), at the Cuban Picture Library (Fototeca de Cuba) and at the School of Social Communication at the University of Havana.                                                     Source: El Nuevo Herald; Martí Noticias.

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