WorldViews: Venezuela uses photo of journalist it detained to promote how well it treats foreigners

By Elahe Izadi, January 30, 2015

If countries can be considered brands, then Venezuela made quite the Twitter fail this week.In an effort to promote tourism, Venezuela's state-funded television station has been tweeting bright and sunny images with reasons why "we love Venezuela" under the hashtag #AmamosAVenezuela. One of those promos features a smiling Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss, and a television ad proclaims, "We love Venezuela for receiving foreigners like one of our own.”Read full article >>