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Colombia: TeleSur Reporter Arrested

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Media & Journalism

The Narcosphere and Western Hemisphere Policy Watch come to different conclusions on the detention of TeleSur reporter Freddy Muñoz by Colombian authorities. Dan Feder of Narcosphere writes [1]: “At the very least, the Colombian government, in allowing the press to discover the accusations against Muñoz has made a very heavy-handed attempt to discredit an accomplished journalist who has exposed the ugly side of the Colombian and U.S. governments’ war against leftwing rebels.” But Western Hemisphere Policy Watch counters [2], “Chavez is actively seeking to destabilize the Colombian government by supporting the FARC and other rebel groups in Colombia. Telesur is nothing but a propaganda arm of the Bolivarian movement in the Americas. We put our faith in the Colombian legal system.”