Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Venezuelan court fines news website U.S.$500,000 for 'moral damage' to politician


A Venezuelan court on May 31, 2017 fined the independent news website La Patilla the equivalent of U.S.$500,000 for republishing a 2015 story from a Spanish newspaper alleging that a top Venezuelan official had ties to drug trafficking, according to news reports. A civil court judge in Caracas declared that La Patilla had inflicted "moral damage" on Diosdado Cabello, a former vice president and a close ally of President Nicol├ís Maduro, according to news reports .... https://www.ifex.org