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Venezuela: Plagiarizing Journalist Responds

Journalist Nestor Valecillos, who had plagiarized the post of a Venezuelan blogger, emailed two [ES] of his many [ES] critics to explain himself: “Before anything else, greetings, it's important to stress the fact that we live in a society in which information is found in many and various websites, be it print, audio-visual, or the internet, as in this case. Like with other opportunities, including prestigious media outlets such as the most important channels of the country, the information turns or is transmitted like a link that the citizen wants or desires to have.” The letter goes on, but if you don't speak Spanish, not to worry, native speakers such as Eduardo Arcos are also have difficulty making sense of just what the sender is trying to communicate. The bloggers are, however, publishing his email, the inbox of which must be filling up by the minute.

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