Venezuela's communist tyrant stifles freedom of the press.

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    I wonder how Chavez's latest actions against the people's freedom of speech not only in public but in private will affect the love affair America's left has with him. Not much, I suppose.

    But things are looking grim for any possibility of peacefull coexistance with the new Castro of South America.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5755-2005Mar27.html

    All except the American left who considers Chavez's actions 'the will of the people'.
     
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    As seen in several stories (ie. Elian Gonzales), liberals do not mind the lack of freedom in Communist dictatorships, but care more abou the socialist aspect of them. My high school teacher never once criticised Castro, but constantly stressed how great education and health care in Cuba were. Many liberals think it is a better place to live than America, and are positively baffled as to why they do not see boatloads of Floridian refugees making their way to Havana.
     
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    Precisely, forced distribution of wealth ect seems to give them a little high. Sticken in to "the man" so to speak.
     
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    Freedom of the Press is not a universal right. Does Venezuela have a provision in their laws?
     
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    Probably not, and if they did, I'm sure they don't now.
     
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    We are not surprised. Chavez has been taking lessons in totalitarianism:

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    Ha! I was just looking for the photo of Chavez and Saddam from around 2000.

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    This article is good too, regarding media censorship in Venezuala.

    http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/articles.php?artno=1030
     
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    It may come to a head:

    http://www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/20053300.asp

     
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    This is to all of you above.
    You can go on complaining for years about Chavez and how totalitarian he is, but you're totally missing the point, he's been DEMOCRATICALLY elected by his people several times. But perhaps the word democracy is to radical for republicans?
     
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    Who wouldn't elect a man who promised to rob the rich and give to you?
     

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