One plucky Venezuelan satirical site is emerging as a runaway success in Latin America as it repeatedly skewers Mr. Chávez and a host of other leaders.
Their crude humor and thorough analysis show the great power that satire has as a weapon against authoritarian regimes.
Did you see Isla Presidencial yesterday? … They paint me as dumb, I’m not so dumb; and they say I’m very fat, they call me the fat
I love working at El Chigüire Bipolar… it would be great if somebody paid me a decent salary, though
With an innovative and attractive approach, Latin American comedians and influencers Joanna Hausmann and Ricardo O’Farrill, teamed up to create an 8-episode web series called “Para Llevar” (To Go). The series attempts to promote Venezuelan and Latin American unity and identity to support the cause of “Alimenta la Solidaridad”, a network of popular kitchens that […]
Plop Media Content, the crew behind Venezuela’s famous satirical news website El Chigüire Bipolar, has started a new project named Ampli, in which they stop being funny by reporting made-up news, and start being funny by reporting real news focused in Latin American issues. In its first three-part story, Ampli covers the Lava Jato scandal, […]
El Chigüire Bipolar is the only satire website that persists in Venezuela and, like all digital portals, also raffles the increasingly constant Internet blockades. El País
“Satirizing in a restricted society requires audacity, and that’s when the best, funniest and most incisive job comes up. Censorship ends up motivating creative boundaries. In our culture, satire always evolves, changes and resists attempts to extinguish it. It has survived other dictatorships and it will also survive this one” said Juan Andrés Ravell, co-creator […]
Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14. Knightcenter Texas
“El Chigüire Bipolar is playing an increasingly crucial role in resisting Maduro’s campaign to stifle free speech. Its raw humor and exacting analysis demonstrates the great power that satire has in criticizing authoritarian regimes,” said Havel Prize Committee member Garry Kasparov.