Thinking of Venezuela – Putting the Puzzle Together

In the last post on Venezuela, I shared some of my thoughts on what is going on in the country and how complex it can be to truly understand such situations through media.  The process is one of mining different media sources for reliable information and insights, and putting all the pieces of a puzzle together.

And just like any puzzle, you cannot go through this process mindlessly.  What I would like to share here is a very simplified framework of analysis that can serve as a guide. Continue reading

Thinking about Venezuela







One of the reasons I wanted to launch this blog was the situation in Venezuela.  Over the past few weeks, I have seen countless news articles about people protesting, as well as many disturbing images on social media.

One YouTube video, “What’s Going On in Venezuela in a Nutshell,” made by Andreina Nash (who was born in Valencia, Venezuela, but moved to Florida at the age of nine) had caught an international attention. The video has been widely shared through social media and has been viewed almost 3 million times so far.  I was also first alerted to the situation in Venezuela through this video.

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