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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, June 23, 2005

And Now, the News in Latin America's View

The New York Times: "And Now, the News in Latin America's View

By JUAN FORERO (NYT) 1130 words
Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 9 , Column 1

ABSTRACT - Pres Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is promoting and largely financing Latin America Telesur, regionwide television station that he says is aimed at counteracting 'media dictatorship' of international news networks; venture also involves Argentina, Cuba, Brazil and Uruguay; station is scheduled to begin broadcasting in July; critics say Chavez's intention is to stifle dissent rather than broaden coverage with propaganda machine financed by ideologically driven government flush with oil money; photo (M) "


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