So Much for Freedom of Speech, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Creates Furor and Riots in the streets
Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez, has little by little taken control of all private sectors during his reign of power. First it was the judiciary, the army and most recently the oil industry. However, his most recent efforts to control the media have caused riots in the street. Hugo Chavez will be hard pressed to blame the recent riots by the Venezuelan people on the US and President George W. Bush. This one belongs all to Hugo.
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops have seized an anti-government television channel’s broadcast equipment, the station said on Sunday, ahead of a controversial midnight EDT/0400 GMT takeover by President Hugo Chavez that will take the broadcaster off the air.
Chavez sparked international criticism with his decision to not renew RCTV’s license and to replace Venezuela’s most-watched channel with a state-backed network that will promote the values of his self-styled socialist revolution.
Watch the video of the riots below