Venezuelan Protests Continue- Chilean Leader Condemns Crackdown
Chilean Leftist President Michelle Bachelet condemned the Chavez government for closing the opposition television station on Sunday.
Chile now joins representatives from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Honduras in condemning the Marxist Chavez government for the latest crackdown on independent media.
The Devil’s Excrement reports that over 100 demonstrations were reported throughout the country on Tuesday.
10 of 12 TV signals with national coverage are controlled by the government comprising over 85% of the television spectrum in Venezuela. The government controls 36 television stations (directly or indirectly) and over 200 radio stations.
University students march in Caracas, Tuesday, May 29, 2007, in protest against Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez’s decision to shut down opposition-aligned television station Radio Caracas Television, RCTV, and replace it with a new state-funded channel. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes)
Chilean TV TeleTrece captured video of the regime firing on the university students yesterday.
Fausta has an excellent roundup of the events so far at Pajamas Media.
Adam Housley is blogging at FOX News.
Somebody gets it…
Demonstrators protest outside the local headquarters of the Organization of American States, in Caracas May 29, 2007 against the decision by President Hugo Chavez to take the country’s oldest television channel, Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), off the air and replace it with a state-run channel to promote his socialist programs. The poster with a drawing of Hitler-like portrait of Chavez reads, “For freedom. United we will win.” (REUTERS/Edwin Montilva)
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