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April 15, 2012 2:48 PM   Subscribe

I want to become intimately familiar with Venezuelan politics; what should I read?

I used to live in Caracas, but stopped following events there sometime in 2003 because of the headaches involved in figuring out whether I even trusted what I was reading. So I have a lot of catching up to do.

I know what the main newspapers and tv stations there are. I don't know what bloggers and columnists are out there, nor what books have been published. What should I read? Who should I keep tabs on? Both English and Spanish resources are fine, both chavista and opposition positions are fine.

(Oh, and another thing - is there a way to receive some sort of alert when an article about Venezuela or Chavez is published in mainstream media like the Washington Post or whatever?)
posted by ke rose ne to Law & Government (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oops, should've added twitter to the list. Did not realize how into twitter latin america was.
posted by ke rose ne at 2:49 PM on April 15, 2012

The Economist covers Venezuelan politics quite frequently. They do not appear to be great fans of Hugo Chavez. In terms of getting news updates I would think about setting up one news alert from (say) and another for
posted by rongorongo at 4:41 PM on April 15, 2012

Well, Sr. Chávez himself has a verified Twitter account, so there's that.
posted by huxham at 6:51 PM on April 15, 2012

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