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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Nice work on Economy of Venezuela. bobrayner (talk) 18:29, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Would you consider improving some other, related articles? Let me know if you need help with anything. bobrayner (talk) 16:52, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome! I just learned how to use the talk board so I'm sorry for the tardy response.

Thank you, --ZiaLater (talk) 01:01, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your outstanding work in the 2014 Venezuelan Protests article. Jamez42 (talk) 02:42, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Since the start of the 2014 Venezuelan protests, you have tirelessly helped to improve its article, have done a marvelous work and made over 800 edits (and counting!). I reward you with this barnstar two months after the Youth Day in Venezuela. Congratulations, you deserve it!. --Jamez42 (talk) 02:49, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

My first barnstar! Thank you for your help on the article too Jamez42. All of those pictures were needed in the article. Stay safe!
Thank you!--ZiaLater (talk) 02:52, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome, you really deserve it :) I'll try to keep helping with the article too, stay safe too!--Jamez42 (talk) 03:02, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Leopoldo Lopez[edit]

I recently noticed an egregious BLP violation on the Czech page of Leopoldo López found here. The content violates Wikipedia's BLP policy and the source they are using is far from reliable. I tried fixing it but I was quickly reverted. Do you think you could help me out in trying to remove this information? I noticed you contributed significantly to Leopoldo Lopez's English page so I decided to come to you for help. Thank you in advance! Hope to hear back soon. (talk) 23:50, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

I can take a look but I have to warn you about canvassing. I will add information about him to the page since there isn't much.--ZiaLater (talk) 00:59, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Venezuelan protests[edit]

Hi, I see that you are working at the "2014 Venezuelan protests" page with a focus on cooperation and a non-confrontational approach. Good for that. Are you pro-oposition or chavista? Or neither? I wish I could contribute more to the page but the article is very big, and I like to focus more on elections than anything else. --yeah_93 (talk) 17:53, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Welcome to the article! The article has had a lot of disputes so I try to keep things as neutral as possible. I see benefits from both positions. I have a lot of sources from what people claim are "opposition sources" but most of those sources are just for the timeline. In the case of Chavez, he did a lot of good things for the people but a lot of things went wrong during his presidency too. We're human and we aren't perfect. Enough of my spiel...
If you want to contribute to elections just look at the elections section in the article. It could use a little more if you compare it to the economic section. If you want to broaden your use of sources I suggest that you use Google Chrome as it will roughly translate what is said in Spanish sources. If you want to focus on more elections in Venezuela, I suggest that you look at the Hugo Chavez article since it seems like a lot of stuff is missing there. Again, welcome to the article and if you need any more help just ask!--ZiaLater (talk) 19:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I'm unsure what SPA means. But I noticed you immediately redid my edits. One of them made a claim with no support in the referenced citation. That's why I reworded it. The line I deleted was pure speculation and didn't add anything to the facts of the constituent assembly. I know you don't want to be called slanted, I would not do that because I dont know you. I just think that as it looks right now I"m only seeing US sources and opposition friendly positions. Toka248 (User talk:Toka248#top|talk]]) 07:49, 30 July 2017


Something in which you might be interested is being discussed here. This is a blanket alert given to multiple editors, a response is not needed. DocumentError (talk) 05:45, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

I responded, thank you for the alert.--ZiaLater (talk) 08:18, 5 October 2014 (UTC)


SpecialBarnstar.png The Special Barnstar
for good-natured, congenial and polite interaction in an article that otherwise completely lacks it DocumentError (talk) 08:19, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Forgot to reply to this @DocumentError:. Thank you for the Barnstar and for your contributions as well! I just tried to make things run as smoothly as possible.--ZiaLater (talk) 04:21, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Leopoldo Lopez[edit]

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For your outstanding work on Leopoldo López.DaltonCastle (talk) 18:49, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the barnstar and thanks for the cooperating on the article (you saved me a little bit of work)!--ZiaLater (talk) 23:05, 22 October 2014 (UTC)


Pizza pie.jpg Venezuelan Pizza award
Pizza Makers Association of Venezuela, we give you this humble small pizza for savor without sharing it with anyone, provided to continue creating articles about Venezuela for every pizza that you give away. Wilfredor (talk) 12:06, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the pizza! Someone must have read that it is my favorite! :)--ZiaLater (talk) 22:14, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year ZiaLater![edit]

Thanks Wilfredor. Have a great 2015 as well!--ZiaLater (talk) 16:56, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Podemos leaders[edit]

Don't worry; you at least try to make constructive edits, not like the occasional troll trying to unilaterally modify parties' ideologies on their respective articles because they feel like it. As about Podemos, really the only "leader" as of now is Pablo Iglesias as Secretary-General. There is no "President" or "Spokeperson" offices as in other parties, nor any other relevant office being worth mentioned in the infobox. Of course, there is the "founder" option, but there are just too many to fit the infobox: Pablo Iglesias, Iñigo Errejón, Carolina Bescansa, Juan Carlos Monedero, Luis Alegre, Tania González, Teresa Rodríguez, etc. The Spanish article also does it this way, mentioning only Pablo Iglesias as Secretary-General. Cheers. Impru20 (talk) 17:37, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Ok, thank you. You're doing a good job at keeping the article in line.--ZiaLater (talk) 17:39, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Podemos graph[edit]

Oops, sorry, I missed the message. Well, I don't think we should use a different graph, because it could hide useful data that would be interesting to get the whole picture. It's not the same for the graph to start in April 2014, when PP was at ~30% and PSOE at ~25% (with IU and UPyD around ~15% and ~10%, respectively) that it to start from 2011. Keep in mind that Podemos' rise came as a result of PP and PSOE's erosion, because of PP's government management and PSOE's inability to effectively build a credible opposition to it, and that's a situation that has built up since the last general election to now.

Btw, it is also a lot simpler to keep updating just one graph that doing it with two. Impru20 (talk) 10:46, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

@Impru20:Ok, sounds good. I just wanted to show the actual rise of Podemos but I guess your explanation helps. I'll keep the file in case popularity for Podemos changes so we could still show the "rise" in that particular section. Thanks for replying!--ZiaLater (talk) 22:15, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Venezuela money for Bolívar Article[edit]

Hi ZiaLater, I uploaded to my personal gallery a low size scanned version, however, i dont know how upload it here under fair use, could you help me? [1]. thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 01:12, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer:They look very nice and thanks for saving me a couple of minutes of scanning since I was missing one. Give me a few minutes and I'll guide you through it.--ZiaLater (talk) 01:16, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
@The Photographer: Ok, start on the WP Upload Wizard here, fill in the first few boxes and then click the "This is a copyrighted, non-free work, but I believe it is Fair Use" (middle selection). After that, there should be a selection dropbox where you can choose "Depiction of currency (banknotes, coins etc.)", for the "Original publication" you can place "own image". For the "purpose", you can say "It adds significantly to the article, as the article is specifically about the subject of the image." For the alternative, you can say "Cannot be replaced with a copyright free alternative." --ZiaLater (talk) 01:55, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Nice, thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 02:34, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Persec. Yazidis[edit]

(In answering on: User talk:Corriebertus#Persecution of Yazidis by ISIL article, 9 April.)

Hello, ZiaLater. I'll not react now on your changes in the Infobox, I'll just react on your section 'Releases of Yaz...'. If I assume (without checking) that your added facts are correct, I'm not very satisfied to see that new subsection arranged under a section (§3) called 'Massacres...', because releasing is not massacring/forced exile/slavery/human trafficking/etc..

Releasing is (of course) interesting and important, but it is not massacring or the like. If you feel this article is the best place to mention it, then mention it there in a separate, new, section. That would separate in from 'the massacres', presenting it as a sort of aftermath, or 'side-topic'. --Corriebertus (talk) 12:16, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@Corriebertus: Ok, I made a separate section for the release information. I figured it might have fit in with the human trafficking elements in the section but you're right. Thanks for the response!--ZiaLater (talk) 12:23, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
You are really quick. I was just on my way to change my words, because they could seem a bit bossy, severe. It is all just my opinion, nothing more, that was what I had wanted to make clearer, in my posting of 15 minutes ago. But yes: this new presentation of yours pleases me more, it seems correcter to me. --Corriebertus (talk) 12:30, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
@Corriebertus: Don't worry, I've had worse encounters with users and I didn't find your words offensive. I also saw that you are from the Netherlands and found a related article that may interest you. Thanks for your help!--ZiaLater (talk) 12:33, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Bye, for now. --Corriebertus (talk) 16:22, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

English "Anexo"[edit]

I dont know how is Anexo in wikipedia on english, Anexo is a special name for something that is not really a article, it could be a list or graphics. This could be interesting for you. --The_Photographer (talk) 19:19, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer: That is interesting. I'm not sure if there is something like that on the english Wikipedia but it would be nice to have if someone wanted to analyze the economic situation for themselves. I think you should look at this too (Microsoft Excel).--ZiaLater (talk) 22:30, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Chart source[edit]

Please, could you upload each chart data (source program) to commonsarchive adding the template {{Commons Archive|}} for each graphic uploaded for you in commons, and please remember add source information about your charts in commons because "Own work" is not enough, you need add a link of the primary source also. Upload source file to commonsarchive is important for translate it to spanish or make any modification. I remember that you are using some software in your macos, you can upload it directly to commonsarchive or if you have another files about the same chart you could compress all the files in one Zip file and upload it to commonsarchive also. You could try LibreOffice. Thanks, I am translating every article that you are publishing to spanish, please, let me know some important to add. Cheers --The_Photographer (talk) 13:50, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

BTW. You must be careful with the inflation figures of the BCV, they have changed their method of calculation for down more --The_Photographer (talk) 13:52, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
BTW2 this extension is enabled in Wikipedia --The_Photographer (talk) 16:19, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
I'll read over this stuff and do it once I feel confident that I didn't screw up anything. Thanks for showing me this!--ZiaLater (talk) 17:31, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Take a look this chart and my war in spanish --The_Photographer (talk) 13:29, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

La Mancha Negra[edit]

hey its Plazmid, i know youve been helping me on La Mancha Negra, and was wondering if you could please help me make it bigger and help add detail im not ver good at it, it is my first time. im also writing a book about it so i need La Mancha Negra to get bigger!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plazmid (talkcontribs) 10:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

@Plazmid: I can see what I can do. It is an interesting article and quite fun compared to the others I work on.--ZiaLater (talk) 10:29, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

it looks absolutely professional dude!! well done Hooray!!!

@Plazmid:You're welcome. It was difficult finding some things but if you enter "La Mancha Negra" (with the quotation marks) in Google, it will show more. Since it is in Spanish, using a browser like Google Chrome may help since it is easier to have it translate instead of trying to do it in your head. Let me know if you need any assistance with any other articles!--ZiaLater (talk) 19:52, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

i did not know that, thats interesting. thanks i will!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Plazmid (talkcontribs) 09:40, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

Spanish version of last graph[edit]

Hi Zia, could you please do a spanish version of File:President Maduro's approval rating.png, you could overwrite this file. thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 14:25, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

I'll work on it soon. Thanks for reminding me!--ZiaLater (talk) 17:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks and welcome :) --The_Photographer (talk) 22:16, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
I will try to work on it today. I have been busy with catching up with things.--ZiaLater (talk) 02:53, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

@The Photographer: All done. Sorry for the delay!--ZiaLater (talk) 06:15, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Np, Remember that its your time. thanks!. :) --The_Photographer (talk) 12:36, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Economy of Venezuela[edit]

I concur... Hammersbach (talk) 16:22, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Re: Welcome back[edit]

Hi ZiaLater! Thanks for your message, if you look at my contributions I'm like a bear, editing a lot in a period of time to then hibernate for the rest of the year :). I see that you are interested in Venezuela, I hope we can do something with this empty house in the future. Cheers --Oscar (talk) 02:53, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Corruption in Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Hello again! Any chance you could check out this page and offer suggestions/make changes where you see fit? I recently created this page and am hoping to improve it some more. DaltonCastle (talk) 00:58, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

@DaltonCastle: I'll take a look.--ZiaLater (talk) 14:38, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


Hey! Long time no see! Not long ago I applied to be a member of Wikimedia Venezuela. I just thought I'd pass by and see how things are going :) Maybe in the future we can help each other editing articles again, take care! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:12, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

@Jamez42: Nice to see you again too. I've been less busy lately but have done a lot since I last talked to you.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:18, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Invite you to read a book[edit]

Hi Zia, long time ago that I haven't news from you, however, in this moment I want invite you to read the book "el poder y el delirio" of the author Enrique Krauze. This book explain from severals references a detailed biography of Hugo Chavez and his failed project. I have a kindle version and if you are interesed, please, let me know. --The_Photographer (talk) 17:19, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

@The Photographer: I'm interested. I'll try to get my hands on it!--ZiaLater (talk) 06:43, 23 July 2016 (UTC)


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Hi ZiaLater, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! ~ Rob13Talk 03:34, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Latin American 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Latin America/The 10,000 Challenge ‎ has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge and Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Argentina etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. At some stage we hope to run some contests to benefit Latin American content, a destubathon perhaps, aimed at reducing the stub count would be a good place to start, based on the current Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon. If you would like to see this happening for Latin America, and see potential in this attracting more interest and editors for the country/countries you work on please sign up and being contributing to the challenge! This is a way we can target every country of Latin America, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant!♦ --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:57, 27 October 2016 (UTC)


Hi, I am aware, for experience, that you are proficient at cherry-picking sources in order to push a POV, but have at least a modicum of decency and bring a sentence that unambiguously mentions the "pink tide". Best regards.--Asqueladd (talk) 23:24, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

@Asqueladd:Pretty sure they are talking about the Pink Tide here. I can provide more sources if you would like. Thanks for your concern!--ZiaLater (talk) 00:22, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
Hi. Look at the changes I've made to the lead. I've rephrased the whole thing. I have only removed the "New right" part from the lead, transferring it to the body, as it looks to be the most undue.--Asqueladd (talk) 19:47, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
@Asqueladd: Looks better. I fixed just a few wording issues and that was it. Thank you.--ZiaLater (talk) 05:05, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Crisis in Venezuela article[edit]

Hi Zia! You are right, but before 2013 the situation in Venezuela was good, I tell you this because I live in Venezuela and I'm always seeing and reading how the things are going.. So, you cannot say that this crisis is "Bolivarian crisis" because when you say that, you mean that the crisis started in 1999, when it isn't.. However, thankyou for your contribution in the page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stranger789 (talkcontribs) 04:46, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@Stranger789: I know that you live in Venezuela, but on Wikipedia we cannot have original research (Wikipedia:OR). So we can say it happened in Bolivarian Venezuela but we can't exactly get an exact date. You might have had a personal experience in your social class that was much different than others in 2013, others might have been suffering long beforehand. Not trying to assume anything as this is an example, but this is why it would be more suitable to have the title more vague.--ZiaLater (talk) 07:41, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

@Stranger789: I'm helping to Stranger User on Wikipedia Spanish too. It's difficult be neutral when you are a element in the crisis. Stranger I underestand your personal motive, however, it's irrelevant for Wikipedia Articles. I know that spanish Venezuelan articles are unbalanced because nobody take care of this non neutrality issue, however, taking a radical point of view is not helping and it could generate a counterproductive vision and a reason to doubt the veracity of the information. I can tell you about my personal case, I am Venezuelan exiled and my vision is biased against the current government in Venezuela. I have withdrawn from the editing of these controversial articles to avoid a blockade. Whether you want it or not, there are radical visions within some users on Wikipedia, the mechanics of wikipedia operation makes the majority usually with left-wing political thinking. --The_Photographer (talk) 12:39, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Minimum wage in Venezuela[edit]

I think that this graphic could be useful for you File:Salário Mínimo Bolivar x Dolar 1980-2015.svg The_Photographer (talk) 19:31, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Invitation to take a look at our first article[edit]


We are students writing an article on COPREDAL as part of our class Academic Discourse and Writing at Tec de Monterrey. Since you are an experienced Wikipedian and have an interest in these kind of topics, we would like to know if you could take a few moments to take a look at the article and give us feedback. Thank you for your time. --Castañeda.M (talk) 21:20, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

@Castañeda.M: I'll certainly help you.--ZiaLater (talk) 15:08, 24 March 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for the offer! I have a drafting process that I require of students, which is actually the same process I use myself (Im working on an article along with them in my sandbox). Their article is in the "organize info into main headers" into grouping into paragraphs (which mine is in). It will also need to be shortened as they have a word limit of 500 (better a short, well-done article than....). Sentence structure and putting citations in proper format will come after that. You are welcome to make suggestions about organization and which info is the most important to keep right now, but please dont start making changes to the sentences (such as they are) or citations.... yet. They have a deadline for the current step of Monday. Again, thanks!Thelmadatter (talk) 00:25, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

@Thelmadatter: Ok, I only made a few changes and the one citation as an example for them. Thanks for the reply.--ZiaLater (talk) 01:38, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Fantastic work on expanding the newly created 2017 Venezuelan self-coup d'état. It was very refreshing to encounter such a balanced and well-written page, especially for a topic so new. Yvarta (talk) 03:36, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
@Yvarta: Thank you! I try my best.--ZiaLater (talk) 05:00, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

ANI Notice[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 11:43, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

About Venezuela current crisis[edit]

Maybe you could (or I), try translate part of this article to the english version. --The_Photographer (talk) 19:31, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

@The Photographer: What part should we focus on? It seems like that article has more details on the responses. We already have the article here on 2017 Venezuelan constitutional crisis.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:57, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I think that we should focus on the raisons of the problem and explain what is happening using a neutral editing. In this moment I'm translating everything what you're doing and in the same time I'm in the street with the people here. I'm sorry for my delay and please let me know what I could translate. Thanks Zia, a hug --The_Photographer (talk) 16:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
@The Photographer: I think that the difference between the Spanish article and the English article is that the Spanish article is grouping the protest info into it while we have a separate article, the 2017 Venezuelan protests. In my opinion, I think that the constitutional crisis is over after the reversal of the decision but the government is still attempting to consolidate its actions solely to its own party. Maduro has said recently that he is surprised that the National Assembly isn't in jail yet. So, either way the government will still use the TSJ for its own purposes and bypass the NA in order to keep the "revolution" going. The current protests, though they stemmed from the constitutional crisis, are more of the opposition gathering dissatisfied Venezuelans who want change. I wouldn't say that the protests are due to the constitutional crisis, but the entire crisis itself.
With the pope asking for more dialogue, Maduro pleading to the opposition to keep talking, and for the opposition to criticize the pope while continuing protests, it is difficult to see where this is going to go. I think the protests will continue for a bit, but eventually the opposition will have to think about elections. Capriles had nothing to lose since he was banned so he decided to protest. It's interesting that Henry Ramos Allup has stayed out of all of this and the protests since he is seeking to run for president. His wife, Diana D'Agostino, is even criticizing the protesting opposition on TeleSUR (state media) and supposedly looked down on Lilian Tintori for leading the protests. She kinda agreed with me on Capriles having nothing to lose and wanting to protest, almost as if he is a sore loser. What's interesting is that with Allup supposedly having ties through his brother-in-law Francisco D'Agostino an executive of Derwick Associates (who also has some controversial links to PSUV officials), it makes me skeptical that the crisis in Venezuela will resolve anytime soon. I just hope that your family and everyone else is doing well through these tough times. It seems that there is a power vacuum in the country which is never a good thing. Take care.--ZiaLater (talk) 20:21, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi Zia, thanks for your quick answer. I agree with you IMHO the crisis is not solving and actually because the oposition need the GNB to do the change, however, the current GNB is actually Cuban G2. On the other hand, Francisco papa is calling to do a not sence dialog (laltelly he added -"we need clear rules"- comment). BTW, My mother is with me in this moment, however, I did'nt get she here in Brazil because She want comme back to be with my father and sister (and her baby). The people don't want get out of the country because always there is another family member in Venezuela and it's creating a human chaing of pain. About of WP Spanish article, beleave me that Spanish Wikipedia edition is like a war because there are government employees rollbacking my editions and generating false consensus. BTW, you were quoted here, however, only me was pinged --The_Photographer (talk) 20:47, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@The Photographer: Wow, I actually take back some of what I said. I guess Henry Ramos Allup did march today. Also, the new constitution topic is evolving as well.--ZiaLater (talk) 22:38, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Yes I know very close the Allup and D'Angostino situation, maybe the "chavismo" had created a false oposition or simply there are a common good called corruption and the supposed struggle between opposition and government is only a circus to keep the population distracted. Btw, in this moment There is another coup calling to constituent communal assembly and IMHO it's another smoke screen. --The_Photographer (talk) 01:07, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your great work on the article. The topic is again at ITN/C, perhaps you have some input as you have done most of the work in those articles Wikipedia:In_the_news/Candidates#Venezuelan_protests --Pudeo (talk) 02:05, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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You're a great editor, girl, and you're helping the world to hear the voice of Venezuela. Cheers, from a Brazilian contributor! Holy Goo (talk) 04:45, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Holy Goo: Thanks. I think it is something that people often overlook.--ZiaLater (talk) 00:00, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Take a look to this[edit]

This image became more and more common in Venezuela where churchs now are of "Chavez live forever in us"

--The_Photographer (talk) 13:50, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

About narcosobrinos picture[edit]

Dear ZiaLater,

I uploaded another version of File:Narcosobrinos arrest.jpg, please, let me know if it's ok for you or I could rollback my version to keep your version on top. Thanks --The_Photographer (talk) 17:59, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

@The Photographer: Looks good. You should reply to my other message too.--ZiaLater (talk) 12:17, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Pictures (and videos) of the protests[edit]

I have several pictures from the protests of the latest days that I still have to upload on Commons as well as videos that I have to convert from mp4 to webm. In the meantime, you could let me know of which kind of photos are missing in the articles, not just from the timeline but also in the main and related articles, so I'll take in mind the next time I march. Good night! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:44, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

PD: I'm still taking pictures from my cellphone; I've changed the setting to take them with a high resolution, but I hope that they're good enough. --Jamez42 (talk) 01:45, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

@Jamez42: I can take a look at your uploads. You can pick a couple of your favorites and put them on my talk page as well. Stay safe!--ZiaLater (talk) 06:08, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Telegram channels[edit]

If you're interested and you don't mind receiving daily messages, I recommend @UCVconexión and @monitoreoccs as news channels in Telegram. They're specially useful for users in Caracas and it also provides quick reports about the marches and irregularities. --Jamez42 (talk) 13:32, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

Arbitration case request declined[edit]

The Arbitration Committee has declined the Smartmatic Page Reverts arbitration case request, which you were listed as a party to. Please contact me if you have any questions. For the Arbitration Committee, Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 03:51, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

INT nomination[edit]

Hi! I thought you might be interested in seeing the current nomination in the INT of the Venezuelan referendum. There are some users that are opposing the idea and I don't want to force against what might already be a consensus, but maybe you could suggest a better alternative to highlight the situation of the country. Cheers! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:59, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

@Jamez42: Thanks for letting me know. I looked a few days ago for a nomination, so I will check it out.--ZiaLater (talk) 03:09, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Talkpage layout[edit]

To reply, this is how it should go:

Original post "What cars do you like?"

First reply "I like Volkswagens!"
Reply #1 to first reply "I think Volkswagens are stupid.."
Reply to reply #1 to first reply "No, they're great!"
Reply #2 to first reply "Me too!"
Second reply "I like Hyundai!"
Reply #1 to second reply "I think Hyundai cars break down easy"
Reply number three "I like Honda!"
Reply number four "I like Saab"

See also: Help:Using talk pages#Indentation. Use one more colon than the post you are replying to. (One easy way to do this is to copy and paste their colons and add one extra.) Always also preview your post before saving to make sure the indentation is correct. If you like, I can provide the diffs of where you have indented incorrectly. (I have been correcting your posts, so you will not be able to see by glancing at the talkpage now.) Softlavender (talk) 08:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Ok. Thank you for your help, Softlavender.--ZiaLater (talk) 08:09, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Parallel supreme court[edit]

Hi The MUD have created a parallel court. Could you add it ? --Panam2014 (talk) 16:36, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Panam2014! They actually haven't created a "parallel" court, they nominated people to replace the existing TSJ. I did not really see them make rulings or exert any authority yet, so the topic is not notable enough for Wikipedia yet. The opposition attempted to make a parallel government, but backed away from the "Government of National Unity" plan. I think it would be safe to wait and see how things turn out.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:34, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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Recent Dispute[edit]

Hello, I am reaching out to you about a recent dispute you were involved in regarding the Smartmatic article. From my understanding, you reported users Carriedevalle23 and E-Dem snoopy for a possible conflict of interest. I am writing an in-depth article about the management of Wikipedia and I am trying to learn more about situations like yours. Would you be willing to talk to me more about this situation?  --Investigativereporter (talk) 14:38, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

@Investigativereporter: There's not much to talk about. What you can see there is pretty much all that happened.--ZiaLater (talk) 02:51, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Aristóbulo Istúriz[edit]

As you seem to be quite active and I'm not well at understanding Spanish, and also because the talk page of the article is not having a lot of activity any more, I hope you can help with an issue on National Constituent Assembly 2017 of Venezuela. The first VP Aristóbulo Istúriz was replaced by Elvis Amoroso on 17 August. This was done because Istúriz had been selected as a gubernatorial candidate. ( I have updated the article to show Elvis as the first VP. However, what I don't know is whether Istúriz is still a member of the Presidential Commission of the Assembly. If you can help with it and find a source also, I will be highly obliged. Thank you. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 18:24, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

MonsterHunter32, yeah, it's a mess finding who holds what position in Venezuela. I'll try to find something for you.--ZiaLater (talk) 23:24, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

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Nicolás Maduro[edit]

You have recently took part in a discussion about Nicolás maduro at my talk page. I have moved it to Talk:Nicolás Maduro#Oil prices Cambalachero (talk) 15:25, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red 2017[edit]

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Hi! I'm thinking about translating or creating biographies about Venezuelan women during this contest, I thought you might be interested in checking it out. Cheers! --Jamez42 (talk) 01:49, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jamez42: Sounds like a good idea.--ZiaLater (talk) 02:07, 2 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi Yesterday, the zimbabwean justice retroactively cancelled the dismissal of Emmerson, so Emmerson was interim president or the office was vacant ?--Panam2014 (talk) 15:27, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

@Panam2014: I would say so. There were not many sources saying the other person was in office, so I think this must have been the plan all along.--ZiaLater (talk) 03:32, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you Softlavender. Couldn't have done it without you.--ZiaLater (talk) 03:13, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

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Regarding Pink Tide discussion[edit]

It appears that you have been canvassing—leaving messages on a biased choice of users' talk pages to notify them of an ongoing community decision, debate, or vote. While friendly notices are allowed, they should be limited and nonpartisan in distribution and should reflect a neutral point of view. Please do not post notices which are indiscriminately cross-posted, which espouse a certain point of view or side of a debate, or which are selectively sent only to those who are believed to hold the same opinion as you. Remember to respect Wikipedia's principle of consensus-building by allowing decisions to reflect the prevailing opinion among the community at large. Thank you. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 13:44, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

I know, I've been warned before. That's why I said "you are my trusted Latin America/political/neutrality users". I know they are neutral and have been involved in similar articles, but with you saying they "hold the same opinion as you" is a lack of good faith. Usually when I ask for the opinion of others it is because I do not want editing to devolve into an edit war, especially in articles where users are scant. In a side note, why are you not placing a notification on their talk page as well? They did the same thing and I did not chase them with a pitchfork. I find this interesting... --ZiaLater (talk) 15:39, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm using a pre-made template so any content complain of it that you have is not because I wrote it. Pinging people who has been part of a discussion or previous editors in an article is not carvassing, but feel free to report it in the Incidents noticeboard if you think it is as I will if you do it again. Greetings. --Dereck Camacho (talk) 20:46, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Violence against women by country[edit]

I saw your post on the Project Med talk page and thought I would reply here instead. First I love your idea and don't get discouraged if the interest level is not what it should be. Second, I would be glad to help and since my specialty is women's health topics, I'm probably a good editor to collaborate with on this. I am very good at finding the required medical citations and I have access to the huge medical school library at the University of Pittsburgh. I also have access to other sociology-type journals. In addition, I've been frustrated by the 'ho-hum' attitude regarding topics like this. I wrote the clinical content that was added to Rape. I also wrote Sexism in medicine (no surprise there, I suppose). On a personal level, I am absolutely dismayed and alarmed at the violence against women in sub-sahara African. I'll take a look at all the other chatter on all the other relevant talk pages to better orient myself to the scope of this 'project'. I have confidence that we can make this work. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   and Merry Christmas 18:03, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

@Barbara (WVS): Thank you for your interest! Since you live in the United States, I may start with an article surrounding that topic so it may be more familiar. I remember reading about how even in the media in the United States, there are violent undertones in certain images (male dominance, etc). This could be incorporated, but I do not know if I will go that far. Merry Christmas to you as well!----ZiaLater (talk) 20:49, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
We can certainly start with the US if you like. Perhaps then we can use this article as some kind of pattern for the subsequent articles. The image you linked to also is some kind of clue to how the violence is often condoned in popular culture. I will follow your lead. If you want to put a draft in your user space I can also work on it there. I will start to look around in my sources to see what I can find. Keep in touch. Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   and Merry Christmas 22:41, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

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@Anomalocaris: Thanks! Never noticed this since I did it manually so long ago!----ZiaLater (talk) 20:42, 22 December 2017 (UTC)


Hi ZiaLater, I've been unable to follow or figure out the issue(s) you posted on my talkpage and/or pinged me about. If it's still a concern, and you still want my input, would you mind carefully explaining all the details here on your talkpage? (If it's no longer a concern, then you can simply ignore this message.) Softlavender (talk) 08:11, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy new year![edit]

I've been a little busy lately, but I just want to wish you a late merry Christmas and a happy new year. Take care! --Jamez42 (talk) 17:06, 15 January 2018 (UTC)