Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez: Banesco Launches 70 Years of Chronicles in Venezuela
Members of the board of Banesco met at the headquarters of Ciudad Banesco on July 15th at the launch of the book 70 Years of Chronicles in Venezuela, which is the new publication of the bank that groups together 41 articles written by local and foreign journalists.
In the case of the local journalists, the book includes the chronicles of Kotepa Delgado, Anibal Nazoa, Earle Herrera, Jesus Rosas Marcano, Roberto Giusti, Liza Lopez, Andrea Daza Tapia, Alonso Moleiro, Alfredo Meza, Leo Felipe Campos, Franz von Bergen, Cynthia Rodriguez and Rafael Osio Cabrices. And in the part of foreign chronicles, we will find authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alejo Carpentier and Tomas Eloy Martinez.
It is important to mention that 70 Years of Chronicles in Venezuela is added to the four previous publications of Banesco, directed by Juan Carlos Escotet, dedicated to journalism and Venezuelan journalists: 70 Years of Photojournalism in Venezuela (2011), 70 Years of Interviews in Venezuela (2012), 70 Years of Athletic Feats in Venezuela (2013) and 70 Years of Humor in Venezuela (2014).
During the launch of 70 Years of Chronicles in Venezuela, Juan Carlos Escotet expressed his opinion about the book and said that after reading the 41 chronicles, it is possible to conclude that chronicles are a genre of resistance, it is a genre against the current. He explained that chronicles are a genre of resistance because no matter how legitimate the accusations can be inside a journalistic work, the chronicles in Venezuela and in Latin America have shown surprising strength and perseverance over the last decades.