Venezuela pulls CNN from the air in order to ‘twist the truth’

Venezuela pulls CNN from the air in order to ‘twist the truth’

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The Venezuelan government on Wednesday, the Spanish-language version of CNN from the air extracted. President Nicolas Maduro accuses the Us news channel of “distorting the truth”.

The socialist government in the country is outraged about reports from CNN about Venezuelan passports and visas which is illegal would be sold at the american embassy in Iraq. CNN en Español was Wednesday, not offered by some kabelproviders in Venezuela.

Last weekend called Maduro the network is already on the “road to essence”. He accused the transmitter when the manipulation of the judgments of a student, live on tv, had been told about the appalling conditions at his school.

The National Commission of Telecommunications (Conatel) mentions the coverage of CNN in a statement “an act of aggression directed against the sovereignty of Venezuela”. As a “precaution” has Conatel all broadcasts of CNN en Español suspended in the country. CNN has not yet responded to the measures.


The fight with CNN puts the ties between the United States and Venezuela may be more on edge. As announced by the American authorities this week imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan vice president, Tareck El Aissami. The second man from the Venezuelan government to be involved in drug trafficking.

The penalties mean, inter alia, that the assets of El Aissami be frozen. American citizens, companies and institutions may also have no business to do more with the politician. El Aissami has the allegations always denied.

Venezuela reacted furiously to the sanctions, but at the same time, it seems that the country Donald Trump also does not want to provoke. “I don’t want any problems with Trump,” said Maduro on Wednesday.

The American president expressed earlier his concern about Maduro’s government, but it is unclear to high Venezuela on the priority list of Trump.

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