The cartoonist Rayma Suprani was fired this Wednesday from the Caracas newspaper El Universal, after publishing a work related to the health crisis in Venezuela, which featured the signature of the late President Hugo Chávez.

In conversation with BBC Mundo, Suprani explained that on Wednesday afternoon he received a call notifying him that the drawing had greatly annoyed the new management of the newspaper, which was sold to a Spanish consortium last July.

«They gave me the information orally and I hope that tomorrow they will give it to me in writing,» said the well-known cartoonist, who had worked for the newspaper for 19 years.

Local media recalled that in recent months, since the sale of the newspaper, Suprani had had problems for including harsh criticism of the Venezuelan government in his work. She, however, always refuses to alter the content.