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Colombian press sends newsprint to Venezuelan newspapers

Published on Apr 2, 2014 6:18 AM

BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombian newspapers said on Tuesday they are sending 52 tonnes of newsprint to independent newspapers in Venezuela so they can keep publishing.

The newsprint which is being shipped from the Colombian port of Cartagena will go to El Nacional, El Impulso and El Nuevo Pais.

Those newspapers say they are at risk of closing because the government of President Nicolas Maduro will not make sufficient hard currency available to resupply their dwindling newsprint stocks.

The shipment was arranged by the Colombian Association of Newspaper and News Media Editors.

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