Minutes ago, CNN en Español was taken down from Venezuela’s cable providers, after running a series of stories on Venezuela’s new Vice-president Tareck El Aissami.

CONATEL, the Telecoms regulator, has launched a series of punitive investigations against CNN en Español, charging them of broadcasting “content that threaten the Constitutional order in Venezuela.”

CONATEL’s communiqué, bizarrely, cites the right to free speech that specifically bars prior restraint in its order shutting down a news channel. Through the looking glass, peeps.

CNN International, it turns out, is still on the air, as nobody cares what people write about Venezuela in English, apparently.

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