· July, 2005

Stories about Venezuela from July, 2005

Latin America Responds to TeleSur's Launch

  28 July 2005

This past Sunday a small group of 25 journalists in Caracas, Venezuela began pilot-broadcasting a new Pan-American satellite news network called TeleSur which, by September, hopes to be reaching audiences all throughout the Americas with at least nine regional bureaus including Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Brazil, Washington D.C, La Paz and...

Venezuela: New Voting System

27 July 2005

The Sumate Files looks at a controversial new voting system which will be tested out in two states during next month's elections.

Venezuela: Tulio Alvarez Arrested

27 July 2005

Daniel of Venezuela News and Views is updating a post throughout the day on the reported arrest of Venezuelan opposition lawyer, Tulio Alvarez, by the Venezuelan National Guard.

Venezuela: Land Reform

27 July 2005

Tomas Sancio of Baruta, Venezuela talks about land reform and the problems it is causing on the blog, Venezuela Politics.

Venezuela: polling

25 July 2005

Daniel of Venezuela News and Views discusses “The difficult art of Venezuelan polling”

Venezuela: Sumate

22 July 2005

Daniel of Venezuela News and Views compares Chavez's persecution of opposition group SUMATE with Rome's ancient persecution of Carthage.

Venezuela: New Currency Law

22 July 2005

Venezuelan Politics discusses a new law which places greater regulation on currency trading in Venezuela and offers some possible consequences.

Venezuela: VOA for Latin America

21 July 2005

Boz responds with scepticism to a US House approval of specifically focusing Voice of America-like broadcasting at Venezuela, which will soon begin its own hemisphere-wide cable television channel.

Venezuela: Confusing Terms

21 July 2005

Tomas Sancio discusses the manipulation of economic terms in the Venezuelan newspaper, El Nacional. Complete with translations.

Venezuela: From the Left and Right

21 July 2005

Venezuela News and Views takes a look at the coverage of Venezuela amongst the most popular liberal and conservative blogs in English. His conclusion: “Venezuela is indeed only a blip on the US public opinion radar and my blog a niche blog as a reader once told me.”

Venezuela: The Sumate Files

18 July 2005

A new group blog, The Sumate Files has been set up with the purpose of: “compiling the most important articles appearing anywhere on the net and in English mostly. Our objective is to help Sumate resist the witch hunt that Chavez and his followers want to subject Sumate directors to....


  14 July 2005

El Machete, written by a Mexican studying in Australia, weighs the pros and cons of the future continent-wide television network, teleSUR, in Latin America.

The SUMATE summary

12 July 2005

Venezuela News and Views gives a detailed summary of the Venezuelan opposition group SUMATE and the current government trial it faces.

Americas Friday Blog Roundup

  8 July 2005

Taran Rampersad discusses Wikipedia in the Caribbean and specifically, Guyana. He's also got some good updates on Hurricane Dennis. Agua Fuertes 2004 starts a long discussion when questioning whether Google Earth respects Argentina's privacy [es]. Nada importante sucedió hoy… writes about the potential future of biotech in Argentina [es]. MABB...

Americas Daily Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Jeff Barry spreads the word about early 20th century Argentine artist, Xul Solar. Barrio Flores has an excellent post about Bolivian cinema. Blog de Bolivia seeks to explain Carlos Mesa's increasing popularity [es] as the December general elections approach. MABB covers former Bolivian president, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada's thoughts on...