Latest posts by Luis Carlos Diaz
2 May 2010
7 Honduran journalists have been murdered in the past 40 days, which continues the concerns about the state of freedom of expression in the country. Many of the journalists have been outspoken critics of the 2009 coup that removed former President Mel Zelaya from office.
3 August 2009
The Venezuelan Attorney General presented a bill that would "regulate" freedom of expression and prosecute individuals in the media who are causing a panic or disturbing the peace.
23 November 2008
Today Venezuela is taking part in elections for mayors and governors., which will paint the political map between States and Municipalities aligned with President Hugo Chávez or not. Venezuelan bloggers and twitter users are covering the election with the tag #23N and a campaign was launched to encourage people to vote and discuss the elections among their friends and family.
1 November 2008
After three years in the making, the government of Venezuela placed the Simón Bolivar satellite into orbit, which will be used for telecommunications projects for the country and for Latin America. The launch of the satellite, named for the national liberator, was watched by Venezuelan bloggers, who approve of the event because of its ability to take communication services to more people, but also recognize that there are still other unmet needs in the country.
23 September 2008
Armed military soldiers searched for José Miguel Vivancos, spokesperson for the international NGO Human Rights Watch, and expelled him from Venezuela hours after releasing the report at a press conference, which included critical commentary about the administration of Hugo Chávez. Bloggers and other online forumists provide their thoughts on the recent news.
21 June 2008
In 2007, when President Hugo Chávez announced that he was going to begin the “5 engines for the construction of socialism in Venezuela,” he did not know that one year later that he would be changing speeds or in some cases, going in reverse. This is part 1 in a series of articles about some of these changes in education and intelligence policies.
2 May 2008
More than 13 states and the most important cities of Venezuela were affected by a power outage last Tuesday, leaving many without electricity for several hours. The subway system of the capital city of Caracas collapsed and left thousands of people having to walk through city streets already crowded with vehicles. In spite of the difficulties, some bloggers were able to record some thoughts on the day's events through Twitter and their blogs.
8 March 2008
After a very tense week between three South American countries, presidents from the entire region met in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The original agenda was scrapped in order to address the border crisis that had been continuing with insults, complaints and challenges. However, an agreement was reached after lengthy debates leaving each country satisfied with preserving their original argument. Venezuelan bloggers join in and provide their thoughts on the crisis during the week.
23 January 2008
Venezuela faced plenty of controversies in 2007, with some of its principal political actors finding ways to stick their foots in their mouths. Blogger More Baker looks back and picks her favorite "oops" moments of 2007, with their accompanying memorable phrases.
14 November 2007
It took no time at all for five words said by the King of Spain to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez at a summit in Chile to become slogans for the opposition, the subject of parodies, and even ringtones for one's cell phone. "Por que no te callas?" or "Why don't you shut up?" continues to be written about in the press and especially in blogs on both sides of the Atlantic by those that agreed or disagreed whether the King was correct in his language and tone.