Originally posted by Arolexion
You know i always had respect for Chavez, he dared to stand up to a nation of imperialists, Sad that as soon as he dies, his ex buddies get
(more)corrupted and do this crap.
None of this would be happening if we just started producing hemp Toilet Paper.
Wow, obviously you haven't been paying attention to what has been happening in Venezuela...
Things like this have been happening SINCE Chavez took power...
BTW, also BEFORE Chavez died, and before he disappeared, it was discovered that Chavez's government was hiding food in government storage which was
rotting meanwhile the PEOPLE were forced to rations that the government of CHAVEZ, and CHAVEZ himself claimed was because of "capitalists"...
You obviously are completely ignorant that Chavez, and his Chavistas have been working to take ALL power from the people, and more so anyone who would
CHAVEZ closed down tv and radio stations that were critical of him, he and his thugs made a law that anyone who would write anything critical of
Chavez and his government would be a criminal and would be jailed...
There was one last tv channel that Chavez and his thugs didn't have control of, and this is what happened, Chavez and his thugs made up charges to
arrest the owner of the tv station that was still critical of Chavez.
Venezuelan authorities issue arrest warrant for owner of anti-Chavez TV channel Globovision
By JORGE RUEDA , Associated Press
June 11, 2010
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan authorities issued an arrest warrant Friday for the owner of a television channel that takes a critical line against
President Hugo Chavez.
Intelligence agents arrived at a home owned by Guillermo Zuloaga seeking to arrest him and one of his sons Friday night, but their whereabouts were
unknown, defense lawyer Perla Jaimes said.
Zuloaga is president and majority shareholder of Globovision, the country's only remaining channel on the airwaves that is stridently opposed to
Zuloaga has denied wrongdoing, saying the charges were trumped up in an attempt to intimidate him. Police and soldiers raided his property and found
the vehicles in May 2009, but there had been little action in the case for months.
The arrest warrant came a week after Chavez publicly lamented that Zuloaga remained free.
"They caught that man with a bunch of cars in his house and that's a crime — hoarding. And he's free and he
has a television channel," Chavez said in a televised speech. He called it a case of "structural weakness" in Venezuela's legal
Zuloaga, who also owns several car dealerships, has said he stored the cars on the property for safekeeping because one of his dealerships had
Now here are part of the REAL reasons why this man and his son were arrested...
He also is facing other accusations in court, including criminal charges filed earlier this year accusing Zuloaga accusing of making
false and offensive remarks about Chavez at a meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Aruba.
Chavez has long accused Globovision and other opposition media outlets of conspiring against him. Globovision has been the only anti-Chavez
channel on the air since another opposition-aligned channel, RCTV, was forced off cable and satellite TV in January. RCTV had been booted off the open
airwaves in 2007.
In a June 3 speech, Chavez took issue with the fact that Zuloaga wasn't in jail in spite of the pending case against him for
his remarks in Aruba.
As the above quote clearly states Chavez had issues with the owner of the TV station being out of jail simply because of his critique of Chavez...
"He's walking around free," Chavez said. "That only happens here in Venezuela. Let Zuloaga go to any other country and say the president ordered
someone killed and let's see what happens. They'd put him in jail immediately."
Zuloaga accused Chavez of ordering security forces to open fire on a protest march that was headed toward the presidential palace shortly
before a failed 2002 coup. Chavez maintains opponents were behind the bloodshed.
In fact, right after this happened a military officer of the Venezuelan Armed Forces gave out a recording of Chavez giving the order to the military
to use force against the people protesting. I gave a link to the recording, which was in Spanish, as well as videos showing how people in the
opposition who were unarmed were being shot and killed by orders of Chavez...
All the above information was excerpted from.
BTW, Chavez and his thugs have been doing the same thing to "regular people" and including to students who have been protesting to have their
individual rights back, and their freedom...
Venezuela's private media wither under Chávez assault
The Chávez administration has used an array of legislation, threats, and regulatory measures to gradually break down
Venezuela’s independent press while building up a state media empire—a complete reversal of the previous landscape. One result:
Vital issues are going uncovered in an election year. A CPJ special report by Monica Campbell
Published August 29, 2012
It seemed like a routine story. In March, José Gregorio Briceño, governor of Venezuela’s southern state of Monagas,
appeared on national television and complained that federal officials were not addressing claims of contaminated water in his state. An oil pipeline
managed by the state-run oil company PDVSA had recently burst in the Guarapiche River, which runs through Monagas. News accounts followed with
testimonies from independent experts and families with ill children.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías vowed to act—not to investigate potential water contamination, but to counter the
“media terrorism” threatening the country. Federal officials complained of political manipulation and a media conspiracy in
an election year; Chávez is up for a third six-year term in October. Attorney General Luisa Ortega Díaz announced a new federal injunction requiring
journalists to base reports on water quality on a “truthful technical report backed by a competent institution.”
Otherwise, journalists risked “destabilizing” public order, and could incur fines or jail time.
“So what happens if a woman comes out of her house with a glass of brown water or a child with diarrhea? We can’t transmit
it. And what if the community protests over dirty water? We still can’t transmit it?” said Silvia Alegrett,
president of the local journalists' group Colegio Nacional de Periodistas. Alegrett and other Venezuelan journalists said that while
the government cites water quality studies, obtaining copies of such studies can be difficult. “Officials will wave the studies in
the air and say, ‘What the press or activists say isn’t true.’ But then we won’t
see the reports,” Alegrett said.
The injunction on water reporting is only the latest addition to a minefield of legislative changes and presidential decrees put forth by
Chávez’s administration to restrict the independent media since he took office in 1999. To sidestep the potential fines or prison
terms, many journalists and publications censor their own coverage.
The administration has also blocked critical coverage, closed broadcasters, sued reporters for defamation, excluded those it deems unfriendly
from official events, and harassed—with the help of government allies and state-run media—critical journalists. The result is that key
issues—Chávez’s health, rising unemployment, overcrowded prisons, and the condition of Venezuela’s vital
state-run energy sector—are not receiving in-depth, investigative coverage at a critical moment for the country, as Chávez grapples not only with
cancer but with an unprecedented challenge for his office from Henrique Capriles Radonski, the governor of the state of Miranda.
That's the sort of "freedom in the collective" people like you, in your ignorance" keep cheering for...
edit on 7-6-2013 by ElectricUniverse because: add links