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Venezuela: The Media’s Victim

Venezuela: The Media’s Victim

By Graziella Pastor, Contributing Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While the media distracts itself and the American public with trivial stories about Trump’s tweets, it does so at the expense of the desperate and dying Venezuelan people.

Up-and-Comer | Luisa Coutinho

Up-and-Comer | Luisa Coutinho

March 27, 2014


Filed under Features

You often hear about people coming to New York City to pursue their acting dreams or to start a band, but Luisa Coutinho came to the city to make an impact on the horseback riding industry. Although only a freshman in Stern, Coutinho has already begun a business to transcend the limits of the city...

Vittorio’s Razor: Comprehensive reform necessary for Venezuelan recovery

Vittorio’s Razor: Comprehensive reform necessary for Venezuelan recovery

March 13, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Violent protests have erupted in the western Venezuelan states of Tachira and Merida in the past month in response to an attempted student rape. In the weeks since, the demonstrations have spread throughout the entire country. These protests are the country’s largest in over a decade, having alrea...

The public needs more education on Venezuela

The public needs more education on Venezuela

March 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Poor political education and media coverage have muddied public understanding of the political situation in Venezuela. Public discourse has decidedly equated current events in Venezuela with those happening halfway around the world in Ukraine. This comparison overlooks the nuance and complexity of both ...

NYU Reacts: Protests persist in Venezuela

NYU Reacts: Protests persist in Venezuela

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

February 24, 2014


Filed under News

Global attention is focused on Venezuela after an increase in demonstrations against President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government last week. Gallatin sophomore Daniela Franco said the discontent among younger Venezuelans has already been evident in protests for about a month. “It’s ...

Uncertainty surrounds Chávez successor

Uncertainty surrounds Chávez successor

March 6, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez passed away yesterday afternoon at the age of 58. After 13 years in office, the former leader was re-elected just last October, and he leaves behind a highly controversial legacy. On one hand, Chávez modernized Venezuela with an aggressive anti-austerity initiative....

Venezuelan elections legitimize Chávez’s authority

October 10, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Sunday, President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela won another six-year term, which if he completes it will have meant a tenure of 20 years in power. This election unequivocally signaled that Chávez retains the support of the people, which means that the United States should change its opinion of Venezuela. Hugo...