The Venezuelan government has ordered to remove the CNN broadcasting in Spanish from the ether. According to the authorities of the country, leading to «distort the truth», wrote on Thursday, February 16, the news Agency Reuters.
American TV channel CNN en Espanol has become inaccessible to the Venezuelan audience in a few minutes after the local Control of broadcasting Conatel announced its closing.
The article says that the last straw that broke the patience of the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro became the message that venesuala passports and visas illegally sold in Embassy of this country in Iraq.
Maduro himself last weekend said that CNN «gotta get out of here out of the country» after the channel came the words of a schoolboy told how he fainted from hunger.
«They slander and distort the facts and incite aggression against the independent of Venezuela and its institutions,» – reads the statement of Conatel.
This position was echoed by foreign Minister Delcy rodríguez gómez, who claims that the story about trade passports supposedly invented in the interests of «imperialist» intelligence services.
CNN has not yet commented on this information.
We will remind that the day before the White house imposed sanctions on the Vice-President of Venezuela, Tariq al-Hisami, who is accused of anti-Semitism, ties with Iran and Hizbullah, as well as of involvement in international drug trafficking, and banned him from entering the United States. This decision was a result of a more than a year of investigation.
According to intelligence information, the Vice President of Venezuela sanctioned the results 173 of passports and other documents to residents of the Middle East, part of which is associated with Lebanese terrorist group Hizbullah, as reported by CNN.
According to the Wiesenthal Center, al-Isami took an active part in the negotiations between Iran and Argentina, the purpose of which was to conceal the role of Tehran in the attack on a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994, which killed 85 people and injured 300. Note that still no one brought to justice for this crime.