Chao-taing

Luis Chataing is a popular late-night TV host and comedian. His show was usually light on politics – while Chataing was clearly pro-opposition, his was not an overly political broadcast. His interviews were usually with opposition politicians, but they were mostly light-hearted.

Today his show got cancelled. Chataing claims it was due to government pressure. The video above, showing him joking about the government’s preposterous claims of having “proof” that Maduro was a target of assassination, could have been the straw that broke the hegemon’s back. His cancellation is also the first time we see this in Televen, a private TV channel that had so far escaped the government’s wrath.

Regardles of your views on Chataing’s brand of comedy-slash-entertainment, Venezuelans woke up a little bit less free today.

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