Wednesday, 29 September 2010

New 'Venezuela in English' website

Dear friends:

Elections are coming once again in Venezuela this Sunday [26 September 2010], and as usual, most international media (and English-language media) have nothing positive to say about all the many interesting and exciting things taking place here. The majority of information in English circulating in cyberspace about Venezuela is negative, distorted, often completely false and intentionally damaging. While we can't change what they say, we can provide true and accurate information, from the ground here in Venezuela, direct from Venezuelan sources and voices.

In January we launched our first (and only!) English-language newspaper from Venezuela, the Correo del Orinoco International, which circulates in print and digitally every Friday. We hope the newspaper is making a dent in the battle against disinformation about Venezuela. However, due to its limited formats in print, readable online and downloadable in PDF, many of you have asked for a way to get articles in web format so you can re-circulate them. So, instead of depending on bureaucracy to eventually finish the design of an English-language website, I've humbly put one up and plan to use it to publish all of the Correo del Orinoco International's articles as well as those from our sister agency, Venezuelan News Agency, which is also publishing a select amount of news in English.

So, I'm pleased to launch this new site: and an accompanying Twitter: @VenezuelaEng. The site will have updates on Sunday's elections throughout the day, so stay tuned! Through, you will be able to access all the news and articles we print in the Correo del Orinoco International, and other interesting news from Venezuela. I hope this will be a valuable source of information about Venezuela for all of you. Please excuse any errors or the simplicity of the site. I am no design expert nor have much spare time to invest in making the super website we'd all love to have! will be mainly news and information from and about Venezuela in English. For opinion and analysis, I will continue my blog, and my personal Twitter:

I welcome your suggestions and happy reading!

Eva Golinger, Editor-in-Chief
Correo del Orinoco International
Twitter: @evagolinger