While endorsing President Hugo Chávez' decision not
to renew the broadcasting license to 53-year television network
Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), Francisco Rangel Gómez,
the Governor of southern Bolívar state, said he is to
propose the Executive Branch to impose comprehensive controls
on radio stations and newspapers both in Bolívar state
and throughout Venezuela.
"A comprehensive revision of these media -beyond TV channels- is necessary too because some radio stations and newspapers need to be reviewed too."
Some 10 newspapers and five TV channels, together with a number of radio stations, are currently operating in Bolívar state -the region with the highest number of media per capita in Venezuela.
OIL The price of the Venezuelan oil basket lost USD 1.86 this week, ending at USD 68.97, the Venezuelan Ministry of Petroleum and Mining reported.
HYDROCARBONS Venezuela's state run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) would be willing to cut its crude oil output to stop the fall of oil prices if the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) makes such a decision in its upcoming meeting scheduled for next week, said on Thursday Venezuelan Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez.
OIL Russia and Venezuela discussed joint actions to fight falling oil prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday after holding talks on Monday with Venezuela's Foreign Minister Rafael Ramírez.