Situation in Venezuela threatens to cut off the country from the Internet

August 4th, 2016   Theme: Internet Freedom | Venezuela @en

“As Venezuela continues to spiral into political and economic disarray, access to phone calls and even websites abroad is under threat as operators can’t get hold of dollars and inflation is so high they don’t know how to price service. (…) President Nicolás Maduro then blocked companies from further increasing prices – and told telcos on Monday to sort the situation out or sell their business to the government if they are unable to do so – but the current reality is that phone and Internet services can only be afforded by a few.”

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