24 January 2013

SPAIN / VENEZUELA / MEDIA : 25 Jan UPDATE: Caracas To Sue Newspaper; El Pais Publishes...And Retracts...Bogus Foto Of Tubed-up Hugo Chavez.


     Wishing and hoping...won't make it come true.
     Spain's leading newspaper El Pais...published in print and online...what it called 'an exclusive'...a foto that claimed to show Venezuela's Hugo Chavez...in a hospital bed... heavily tubed-up.
     But it quickly withdrew the online foto...and restarted its print run...when it ascertained that the foto was not authentic.
     Many remembered the foto from a 2008 video.
     Now officials in Caracas say they will sue the news organization for attempting to 'smear' the nation.