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Topic “elections and electoral coverage”

Venezuelan media dispute versions of the April 14 presidential election

Already marked by polarization during the administration of Hugo Chávez, the media environment in Venezuela is now fueling political disputes following the troubled presidential election on April 14, between Chávez's appointed successor, Nicolás Maduro, and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.  Read more »


President Correa promises more battles with the "manipulatory" press in Ecuador

Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, said he would continue confronting the press that he accuses of manipulating information on favor of business interests if voters re-elect him on Feb. 17, reported the website América Economía. Read more »


Judge in Brazil blocks media from mentioning mayor-elect in alleged vote-buying scandal

A judge in Brazil ruled that the media cannot mention the name of the mayor-elect of the city of Campo Mourão, outside Curitiba, Paraná, and a bus company based in the city in reference to an alleged vote-buying scheme during the election, reported the website Terra. Read more »



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