NACLA Update: Venezuela's Election, the Chavkin Award, and NACLA News


Dear Friends,

It's been a busy last few weeks at NACLA as we have been monitoring last Sunday's Venezuelan presidential election and preparing for the upcoming Chavkin Award presentation.

You probably already know the outcome of the elecciones (spoiler alert): Chavez won handily, and Venezuela showed an impressive 80 percent voter turnout rate), but check out our blogger Kene Bhatt's incisive critique of how the media covered that event, and why it matters. 

Along with the Chavkin family, we are also  pleased to be honoring the winner of this year's Chavkin Award, Félix Antonio Molina, on October 30th, here in New York City. A Honduran investigative reporter and radio journalist, Molina hosts Resistencia, which is the voice of the country's anti-regime resistance movement. The network that airs the program, Radio Globo, has been shut down several times since the 2009 military coup, and Molina himself has received numerous death threats via text message. We're sure it will be exciting to meet him and hear about his important work in person. Plus, there's Greg Grandin—NYU professor of history, Latin America expert, and NACLA's recently appointed editor. His 2009 book Fordlandia was a finalist for the National Book Award and for the Pulitzer Prize, and he will be giving the keynote address at the Chavkin Award ceremony.

All NACLA supporters are cordially invited to attend the Chavkin Award for Integrity in Latin America.

The Details:
October 30th, 2012
6 - 8 p.m. Rockefeller Brothers Fund
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 900
New York City

RSVP is required, so please respond by October 22nd to or 646-613-1440 x203 if you plan on attending.

This week on the NACLA blogs:
Kevin Edmonds: Welcome Back? Martelly Returns to Widespread Protest
Keane Bhatt: A Hall of Shame for Venezuelan Elections Coverage
Catesby Holmes: Honduran Reporter Félix Antonio Molina To Receive Chavkin Award for Journalistic Integrity
Kevin Edmonds: MINUSTAH's Upcoming Renewal: A Setback for Democracy in Haiti

Stay tuned for upcoming interviews, event announcements, and previews.

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