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Venezuela's RCTV Returns as Cable Channel

Venezuelan station Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) is now being shown on cable and satellite after being forced off the air by President Hugo Chavez in May.

The opposition-aligned TV station began its new programming Monday.

The chief of RCTV told a news conference last week that the station's return is a victory for Venezuelan people who want its programs.

Mr. Chavez refused to renew RCTV's license to broadcast on a public frequency for allegedly backing a failed coup against him in 2002. Other national private networks also opposed Mr. Chavez, but their criticism of the government is now softer and they have retained their licenses.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP.