Saturday, May 26, 2007

Another Loss For Freedom in Venezuela

Communist thug Hugo Chavez continues to run Venezuela into the ground, and the latest move is to remove the most popular television channel in the country and replace it with state-run television. It's not exactly going over well.
Radio Caracas Television, a station critical of the government, is being forced to stop broadcasting on its public frequency.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to protest against the decision this weekend.

Government supporters are planning a separate show of strength.

The court's decision will allow the Venezuelan government to demand that RCTV hands over its network of transmission sites the moment it comes off air.

'Path of dictatorship'

From that moment, midnight on Sunday, Venezuelans will be able to tune into a new state-run channel.

Of course that is what has angered so many thousands of people here.

Protesters say President Hugo Chavez is limiting freedom of expression and taking the country down the path of dictatorship.

But the president maintains he has the right to silence a channel that he says actively tries to undermine his government.
Not a whiff of protest from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch or any of the assorted American leftists who love this clown.

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