CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) The Venezuela newspaper started by a former guerrilla as a forum to criticize the socialist revolution started by Hugo Chavez is ending its daily print edition amid a shortage of newsprint and what it says is a pattern of government harassment.

Caracas-based Tal Cual announced Thursday that it now will be available at newsstands only once a week. Readers will still be able to get the paper*s biting editorials and sarcastic headlines daily online.

In recent months the newspaper has complained of a shortage of newsprint that has led several Venezuelans dailies to slash pages or close down. But Tal Cual is also facing a costly legal battle with the government after National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello sued the paper last year alleging defamation after being misquoted.