Bolivian cable company Entel takes teleSUR off the air

La Paz, November 22 (RHC)-- The Bolivian telecommunications company Entel S.A. reported Thursday that they would take the signal of teleSUR off the air for "grid reorganization."   This takes place as teleSUR is broadcasting major -- and almost exclusive -- coverage of the repression of protests against the military coup in Bolivia.

The president of teleSUR, Patricia Villegas, responded to the move by Bolivia on her Twitter account.  "Before they said they had technical problems.  Obviously, censorship does not accept euphemisms.  We will continue to inform and hold strong to our commitment to report the truth."

In a statement sent to teleSUR, Entel says that due to what they said was "the reorganization in the television grid," the "General Conditions of signal transmission of teleSUR will be ended."

Edited by Ed Newman



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