April 9, 2014

Chaos, Chavismo and Telenovelas

Ibsen Martinez, New York Times

As a writer in Caracas in these chaotic times, I live in two different worlds. By day I write scripts for a telenovela, or soap opera, a Mexican-Venezuelan coproduction for Telemundo. By night I write political commentary, mostly for Tal Cual, one of the few opposition newspapers left in Venezuela.

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TAGGED: Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, Telenovelas


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