Brazil Calls Chavez "Cheap Hitler" & Threat to Continent!
It looks like his neighbors are starting to wise up…
Leaders from both sides of the Brazilian Congress spoke out against Hugo Chavez after his attack earlier in the week.
Jungle Hut reports this news from MercoPress:
In a special session Friday, Brazilian Congressional leaders from the ruling coalition and opposition referred to Chavez as a “cheap Hitler and Mussolini” a “dictator in disguise” and a threat “to peace in the continent”.
Senate president Renan Calheiros said that if “a head of state can’t tolerate or live with democratic protests, probably he’s against democracy”.
Jungle Hut also connects the JFK arrests to Venezuela.
In Caracas the protesters were back in the streets today.
Opposition members protest against Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez’s decision to take an opposition-aligned TV station Radio Caracas Televison, RCTV, off the air in Caracas, Sunday, June 3, 2007. RCTV went off the air last May 28. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes)
The 34 nation OAS Gathering veered off into discussion of the
PANAMA CITY — A 34-nation hemispheric gathering that was supposed to celebrate an agreement to cooperate on energy issues instead veered into the politics of Venezuela’s provocative President Hugo Chávez.
The annual General Assembly of the Organization of American States that began with the opening ceremonies in Panama Sunday comes just a week after Chávez refused to renew the broadcast license of an opposition TV station, making almost certain that freedom of expression issues would loom large in the Panamanian capital.
Watchdog groups say taking RCTV off the air constituted the most forceful attack on independent media in Latin America by the executive branch in recent times, testing the ability of OAS member-states to enforce the democratic principles they espouse.
The leftwing Chávez accuses RCTV of coup-mongering and representing the interests of “oligarchs” but his decision has brought him a flood of condemnation, from the legislative branches of the United States and Brazil to the European Union.
“There seems to be a line that Chávez has crossed,” said Peter Hakim, who presides over the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington think-tank. Hakim says Chávez has been successfully centralizing power by “biting in small pieces” and calculated the RCTV issue would blow over.
“But this,” he said, “is no one-day story.”
Condoleezza Rice is expected to arrive on Monday so look for fireworks from the Chavez Regime if the topic comes up in a Rice speech.
Today’s protest follows a massive student rally on Friday against the Chavez Regime.
Students rally in Caracas against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s decision of not renewing the broadcasting license of the television station RCTV(AFP/Pedro Rey)
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