Monday, August 31, 2009

Chávez expands radio reach into Colombia

The Venezuelan municipality of Ureña will install a repeater in order to transmit President Hugo Chávez’ Aló Presidente and other Bolivarian programs to neighbouring Colombia. Ureña mayor Nelson Becerra busied himself carrying out President Chávez’ instructions to spread the Venezuelan government’s Bolivarian message inside Colombia.
The repeater will send a free television signal to Cucuta and other Colombian towns bordering Venezuela. Ureña is a few minutes ride from the Colombian city of Cucuta. Through the new antenna, the Venezolana de Televisión signal will reach more than one million Colombians living in the department of Norte de Santander. The repeater will be in full operation within two months.
Chávez, amid a diplomatic crisis with Colombia over the planned expansion of US military in Colombia, announced earlier this week that he seeks new ways to distribute his “revolutionary” message to the Colombian people. Colombian denounced this as ‘meddling’ before the Organization of American States.
(Source: Colombia Reports/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)