Television channel Globovision, recently acquired by a group of shareholders considered close to the government of Nicolas Maduro, was denounced by the Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles, for refusing to continue broadcasting his live performances.
“I was informed that the new directive board ordered that I shall no longer come out live, “ said Capriles in his Twitter account, who condemns the new majority shareholder of Globovision and invited his followers to investigate the whole issue. “Find out who is the largest shareholder of Globovision. Find out how he made a fortune in the last three years, a man last-named Gorrin, today new majority owner of Globovision”.
Also, in recent days, Globovision formalized the closure of programs such as “¡Buenas Noches!” which was conducted by Kiko Bautista, and “Alo, Venezuela,” which involved Ismael Garcia, opposition legislator who delivered a controversial recording against the government. Both were dismissed from their duties, while the spaces in which they worked, have been filled with government broadcasts.
This has aroused anger of Globovision viewers, especially in the social network Twitter, in which the hashtag #YaNoSigoAGlobovision (I don’t follow Globovision anymore) has been created, which has caused the account @globovision to register a massive loss of more than 100,000 followers just in the past two days.
On the other hand, Venezuela is still suffering from a shortage of toilet paper, food and other products, a problem that the government has decided to deal with imports and approaches to private companies.