Tag Archives: Hugo Chavez

A Russian Successor to Niccolo Machiavelli

By Yulia Koval-Molodtsova She creates African-style pictures with house paints, and she decorates her house with them or gives them to friends. She enjoys thriller films and reading books. Sometimes, she composes psychological fairy tales for her friends. She holds … Continue reading

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Hugo Chavez: What’s So Bad About Governing Via Twitter?

by Gabby LaVerghetta How would you react if your president ran the government over Twitter? Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has recently adopted the social network as his primary mode of communication. Chavez, who has been in Cuba on and off … Continue reading

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Chavez & the Media: A History of Conflict

by Allison Dickinson Special to Sutradhar’s Market Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías is a polarizing figure, seemingly either adored or despised, depending upon the commenting public figure or media outlet. Venezuela’s media have had a tumultuous relationship with the leader, … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Hacking

by Rick Rockwell The British media provided an interesting window in the past week to glimpse into the complex world of hacking.  While media vilified those arrested and accused in the on-going News of the World hacking scandal that threatens … Continue reading

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Ecuador: Correa’s Assault on the Media & Democracy

by Gabby LaVerghetta In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa is attempting to wipe out democracy, and he is succeeding. How? By targeting the media. Any good American history scholar knows the lofty rhetoric about the importance of a free press. It’s … Continue reading

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