Venezuela’s media ’emasculated’ by Sistema brothermain
We’ve been hearing from journalists on El Univeral, once a vigorous newspaper in Caracas but since last July placed under the chairmanship of Jesús Abreu Anselmi, representing a shadowy group of investors. The journalists (and many readers) say the paper has been dulled down to a shadow of its former self and will not publish anything critical of the country’s despotic government.
The new chairman is the brother of the founder of El Sistema, José Antonio Abreu (pictured), visionary light of Venezuela’s music.
Jesús Abreu was previously involved in a banking crash.