CARACAS, Friday March 28, 2008 | Update
Venezuelan Communication and Information Minister Andrés
Izarra Friday advocated the need to organize an Inter-American
Association "against media terrorism."
Izarra made the proposal after he opened the Latin American meeting against media terrorism, which is taking place in the Rómulo Gallegos Latin American Studies Center, in Caracas.
Delegates and experts in communication from more than 14 countries in the region are attending the meeting until March 30.
According to Izarra, the privately owned news media are the spearhead of the empire's media terrorism. "The power of the news media is so big the US imperialist government no longer uses them as a supplement mechanism to overthrow progressive governments in Latin America, but as major players to destabilize nations through media terrorism and psychological warfare."
The Venezuelan official claimed that the US empire has set the order of the transnational news corporations. Consequently, it is impossible to establish the new communications order, as the Unesco suggested in a report.
02:57 PM. HEAVY RAINS. Venezuelan Executive Vice-President Elias Jaua reported that the government is designing plans to support farmers, cattlemen and peasants of the state of Mérida who have been hit by heavy rains that have caused crop losses.