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Venezuelan TV Station Didn't Air Oscars for the First Time in 39 Years
Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Elizabeth On 4 March 2014 @ 21:37 pm | No Comments
In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Film, Latin America, Protest, Quick Reads, Spanish, Venezuela
— ¿Sabías que? (@sabiastuque_) March 1, 2014 
Given the rumors that the Academy Awards Ceremony would include artists’ messages regarding the protests  in Venezuela, the event was not aired  [es] by Venevisión , the biggest television outlet in Venezuela which traditionally aired the ceremony.
The network informed on Twitter:
Queremos informar que este año no tenemos los derechos de transmisión de los Premios Óscar.
— Venevision (@venevision) March 2, 2014 
We want to inform that we don't have the rights to air the Academy Awards this year.
The reactions to the possibility that some artists might have sent a solidarity message with the protests went from jokes…
Los Narco-Dependientes mas famosos del mundo atacan a Venezuela hoy, desde la entrega de los Premios Oscar. No te lo pierdas.
— Rommel Bello (@RommelBello) March 2, 2014 
The world's most famous drug-addicts attack Venezuela today from the Academy Awards. Don't miss it.
— Ray Angel Torres (@rayangeltorres) March 2, 2014 
Meanwhile, many creative memes on the matter appeared on the web.
— Mili (@milivallad) March 2, 2014 
It's worth noting that Venezuelans with cable TV were able  [es] to watch the Oscars.
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URLs in this post:
 #OscarsForVenezuela: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OscarsForVenezuela&src=hash
 #Oscars2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Oscars2014&src=hash
 #SOSVenezuela: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SOSVenezuela&src=hash
 pic.twitter.com/38EAZ32mtu: http://t.co/38EAZ32mtu
 March 1, 2014: https://twitter.com/sabiastuque_/statuses/439876074508283904
 protests: http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/protests-in-venezuela/
 was not aired: http://elperiodicovenezolano.com/venevision-no-transmitira-el-oscar-por-primera-vez-en-39-anos/
 Venevisión: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venevisi%C3%B3n
 March 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/venevision/statuses/440201229734776832
 March 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/RommelBello/statuses/440263039397289985
 @JaredLeto: https://twitter.com/JaredLeto
 #Venezuela: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Venezuela&src=hash
 March 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/rayangeltorres/statuses/440254179802505216
 #ElQuePersisteVence: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ElQuePersisteVence&src=hash
 pic.twitter.com/451frqx4ks: http://t.co/451frqx4ks
 March 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/milivallad/statuses/440248725773221888
 were able: https://twitter.com/soniafaraona/status/440265472542769154
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