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14 December 2017 14:59 (South Africa)

Chavez threatens opposition television network

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Hugo Chavez, the president of Venezuela, has cracked down on Nelson Mezerhane, the owner of Banco Federal. The bank was taken over by the government in mid-June, owing to "liquidity problems". Chavez has also said Mezerhane's television network, Globovision could be "evaluated". Globvision just happens to be the only network with an opposition stance.   Read more: Bloomberg

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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