There is a dramatic and worrying informational blackout in Venezuela. The regime censored all traditional media outlets. Social media has become more deception than information. And as if these problems were not enough, most Venezuelans don't even have internet access.
We did a great interview with Rodrigo Figueredo, he is an artist, a political analyst and a social media influencer, he has spent his life defending human rights, freedom of expression and democracy.
Questions in the interview:
What was the situation when you had to flee Venezuela?
What happened when Chavez came to power?
What reforms were being implemented by Carlos Andres Perez, the last Democratic president of Venezuela?
How did Chavez use the power when he was president?
How did the connection between Venezuela and Cuba come about?
As an artist, a political analyst and a social media influencer, I have spent my life defending human rights, freedom of expression and democracy.
Here you can see a video which we created from the article by Jorge Jraissati
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