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CNN, BBC Blocked in Venezuela

venezuelans protest outside of the government offices in caracas
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By    |   Tuesday, 30 April 2019 07:57 PM

CNN and the BBC were pulled off the air Tuesday by Venezuela's government hours after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for the military to topple the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro, CNN reports.  

Venezuela's government regulator Conatel ordered DirecTV, Net Uno, Intercable, and Telefonica to block CNN, which was taken off the air after the network broadcast a live feed of the Venezuelan National Guard running over pro-Guaido protestors in Caracas. The website did remain online, though Venezuela's state-run Internet service provider in the country restricted access to YouTube and Google services.

Twitter, Facebook, and several other services were briefly restricted earlier.

Venezuela's socialist government called the move by Guaido a "coup" sponsored by the U.S. At least 71 people have been injured in clashes following his call to action.

Maduro's government has shut down 115 media outlets between 2013 and 2018, according to the National Sindicate of Press Workers of Venezuela.

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Venezuela's government pulled CNN and the BBC off the air Tuesday hours after opposition leader Juan Guaido called for the military to topple the leftist government of Nicolas Maduro, according to a CNN report.
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