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Venezuela: El Libertario will continue to resist the hegemony of communication of the Venezuelan state

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Due to the dollarization of the Venezuelan economy, the control of the rate of exchange by the Nicolas Maduro’ government and the importation of 100% of the resources for the graphic arts industry, since the end of 2013 the country´s printing presses - including the one we have worked with for the past 6 years- are suffering the lack of prime materials, particularly paper. That is forcing many printers in the country to shrink their editions and others to limit themselves to digital format, particularly impacting independent media such as ours.

El Libertario will continue to resist the hegemony of communication of the Venezuelan state

Due to the dollarization of the Venezuelan economy, the control of the rate of exchange by the Nicolas Maduro’ government and the importation of 100% of the resources for the graphic arts industry, since the end of 2013 the country´s printing presses - including the one we have worked with for the past 6 years- are suffering the lack of prime materials, particularly paper. That is forcing many printers in the country to shrink their editions and others to limit themselves to digital format, particularly impacting independent media such as ours.

This situation is not only the consequence of erratic economic decisions and the deepening of the extractive and clientele economy in Venezuela, but is also an opportunity for the government to exert political control over non-state sectors. As has happened with the TV spectrum, access to dollars and permits for importing supplies are being used by the “Madurista” government in power to silence any type of dissidence and to render as invisible as possible its excesses and contradictions.

Our printer is making all possible efforts to obtain paper for our next issue, number 72, which should be in the streets at the beginning of March 2014.

Only if this situation persists would we publish the issue in a purely digital format via the social networks, hoping to return to hard copy in the shortest time possible, which for our collective is fundamental to the work of spreading autonomous struggle and the sowing of libertarian ideals in Venezuela. For 19 years we have functioned in a self-managed and independent fashion, and we will continue to do so, denouncing the arbitrariness of power and putting ourselves on the side of the victims of any oppressor of any ideology. We invite our friends and readers to take part in our experience any way, be that spreading the knowledge of the existence of El Libertario, creating or recasting content, as a way to continue growing the anti-authoritarian network and to resist the advance of the state’s hegemony among ourselves.

El Libertario - February 2014

http://www.nodo50.org/ellibertario

English Section: http://www.nodo50.org/ellibertario/english.html

http://periodicoellibertario.blogspot.com

@pelibertario

ellibertario@nodo50.org, ellibertario@hotmail.com, periodicoellibertario@gmail.com

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