Venezuela pulls CNN from air for ‘distorting truth’

President Nicolas Maduro’s government ordered the suspension of CNN’s Spanish-language service from Venezuela’s airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage. U.S.-based ‘CNN en Espanol’ became unavailable on some cable providers minutes after a statement by telecommunications regulator Conatel announcing the suspension. The network had irked the socialist government with various reports, […]


CNN Spanish service moves to YouTube after Venezuela ban

CNN’s Spanish language service has begun broadcasting on YouTube after the Venezuelan government pulled it from the country’s cable channels. CNN said Venezuelans would now be able to access its information without charge on the internet. Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) accused CNN of “defaming and distorting the truth”. The accusation came after CNN broadcast […]


French Prime Minister Valls calls for Gabon presidential recount

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has called for a recount of Gabon’s presidential election result and called for clarification on the whereabouts of 15 French nationals missing since violent protests against incumbent Ali Bongo was declared the victor with a 6,000-vote majority. “There needs to be a clear electoral process,” Valls told French radio station […]