El Universal was valued between $20 million and $35 million, but $122 million was an offer the owner couldn't refuse. Some wonder if the buyer has government ties.
Venezuela has experienced a progressive criminalization of protests since President Nicolás Maduro took office nearly a year ago.
Save for the Venezuelan flag, wearing even an accent of Chávez's trademark red can put you in hot water in an opposition stronghold.
Amid weeks of protest, Venezuelan President Maduro extended a weekend holiday to last six days in hopes of slowing antigovernment protests.
Jimmy Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, wrote in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles, expressing 'grave concern' about the loss of life in recent protests and the risk of more conflict ahead.