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Iria Puyosa

Playing non-zero sum games. Living in a networked society. Intersections: Communication, media, public opinion, polis, campaigns, narratives, data, innovation. Beat.
Researcher and consultant on political communication, social media, and digital strategies.

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Latest posts by Iria Puyosa

Searching for ‘indios’ in Ecuador and Venezuela: A Lesson in Language and Data

What happens when the data doesn’t support the story we first set out to tell?

Venezuela: The Interrupted Hunger Strike of Franklin Brito

Venezuelan farmer Franklin Brito had been on a hunger strike, when he was taken to a military hospital against his will, while the government is questioning his mental state. His...

Venezuela: Roger Santodomingo's Resignation from Noticiero Digital

Venezuelan journalist Roger Santodomingo felt the need to resign from his post as an editor with Noticiero Digital due to threats on his family. The site's forum was a place...

Venezuelan 3D

The 3D (December 3) will become a new milestone in Venezuela's political calendar. This Sunday Venezuelans will choose our next President. Although more than ten candidates are registered, the election...

Venezuela: Eight Polls

Venezuelan Oil is Red

During the last week, Venezuelan’s main topic of political conversation has been the new, fully red, fully chavista, PDVSA. The President of the Venezuelan state-owned oil company, Rafael Ramírez, called...

Bolivia: Border Military Bases and Internal Conflicts

The treaty between Bolivia and Venezuela to build military facilities on the borders with Paraguay, Chile, Perú, and Brasil is being discussed in political blogs from Perú and Chile. Chilean...

A Big Laugh in Venezuela

Venezuelans will be holding the funniest elections in the country history. Entertainer Benjamin Rausseo, better known as Er’ Conde del Guacharo (Count of Guacharo), announced this week that he will...

Blogging, The New Journalism Frontier

Este artículo también está disponible en español. The following article addresses five questions asked by university faculty member and digital journalism advocate, Zinnia Martínez, in her weblog, Periodismo Interactivo. The...

Elections’ Race Between “Two Lefts”

The official announcement of Teodoro Petkoff’s candidacy turned Venezuela 2006 presidential race on. Since April 20th, when the announcement was made, the Venezuelan political debate has been focused on what...

Anglo-Venezuelan Blogosphere Conspiracy

Este post también está disponible en español. Peace Journalism brought to us this week a post about the political polarization on the Internet and citizen-information Venezuelan blogs. Relentlessly optimistic the...

Revolutionary Awareness in the WSF

Bloggers attending the World Social Forum in Caracas have been speaking out with constructive criticisms on organizational pitfalls. Issues related to transportation, the youth camp facilities, and information problems have...

Youth WSF collective blog

WSF Starts Walking the Walk in Caracas

The WSF is the expression of a new way of doing politics. People—the youngest as well as the historical fighters still fighting— are increasingly aware of politics going beyond simple...

Biking to WSF

The World Social Forum Will Be Naked

A week from the opening of the Sixth World Social Forum, the Venezuelan blogosphere is not paying much attention to the event. Pro-government Aporrea blog is the only weblog publishing...

Old road Caracas-La Guaira

No Longer a Bridge to Caracas

This graphic links to a study developed by Cecal-ULA (a research center at the Universidad de Los Andes in Venezuela) on the likelihood of the collapse of Viaduct 1 and...

Best Literary Weblogs 2005

The Best Literary Weblogs 2005 written in Spanish were selected by the members of Blogueratura, the most important directory of literary blogs in Spanish. The directory registers 769 blogs from...

High Abstention and Information Black-out in Venezuela Elections

Venezuelan bloggers report empty voting sites in today's elections for National Assembly Deputies. After touring Caracas, The Devil’s Excrement estimates that abstention rates would be higher in this election than...

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