Venezuelan telecoms board starts proceedings against Globovisión
The move relates to the broadcasting, from December 2012 through January 9, of four short feature stories containing video footages of different statements issued by some Venezuelan senior officials on the President Hugo Chávez's swearing in-ceremony
The move relates to the broadcasting, from December 2012 through January 9, of four short feature stories containing video footages of different statements issued by some Venezuelan senior officials on the President Hugo Chávez's swearing in-ceremony and their views about some Articles of the Constitution of Venezuela.
Conatel Director Pedro Maldonado alleged that Globovisión violated Article 27 of the Radio and Television Social Responsibility Law, which forbids radio, television and electronic media from broadcasting messages that may instigate or promote hatred and intolerance based on religious or political reasons, gender, racism or xenophobia; instigate, promote and/or justify or defend crime; constitute war propaganda; promote anxiety among the public or alter the public order; repudiate legitimately constituted authorities; constitute a call to homicide; instigate or promote non-compliance with the current legal system.
Translated by Jhean Cabrera
The news marked an ominous beginning, health-wise, of the year 2015: the Cardiovascular Surgery Unit at Hospital Clínico Universitario, one of the country's largest teaching hospitals, was to close completely on January 5 due to lack of medicines and surgical supplies. All patients who were waiting to be operated on were sent home. More than 10 patients waiting for surgery reportedly died there from lack of basic medical supplies in the two months prior to the closure.