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
“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.
Univision Digital Brings Hilarious Political Satire to its Young and Multicultural Audiences with the New Animated Web Series “Heads Of Space”
The original animated series, created to run along the 2016 Presidential campaign, brings a fresh and humorous perspective of the US candidates in a setting that is “out of this world.”
As Venezuelans battle growing inflation, violence, and shortages, comedy proves a brief but significant respite. From satirical websites to comedy shows, people are looking for outlets to laugh away their anger.
Internet has become the last refuge of political satire in Venezuela after being expunged from open TV channels —under threat of expropriation. Briceño, with Reporte Semanal, and Manuel Ángel Redondo, with Pero Tenemos Patria, each week revolutionize the web.