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Firing of editorial cartoonist in Venezuela raises censorship concerns
Firing of editorial cartoonist in Venezuela raises censorship concerns

The firing of a longtime editorial cartoonist at El Universal newspaper for drawings critical of Venezuela’s government caused a protest Friday by former colleagues concerned about censorship of opposition viewpoints. Cartoonist Rayma Suprani's firing this week reflects the country’s “increasing censorship,” according to a statement issued by staff at the newspaper. Long an opposition voice in Venezuelan politics, the editorial page of the 105-year-old newspaper was often critical of Venezuela’s socialist government, including President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor, the late Hugo Chavez. The newspaper was acquired in July by interests aligned with...

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