The NarcoSphere || Don’t Cry for Venezuela’s RCTV

The NarcoSphere || Don't Cry for Venezuela's RCTV

U.S. newspapers seem to overlook what Venezuela used to be like as they today discuss the actions of the current government. I have lived in Venezuela for most of the past 22 years and have never experienced such freedom as that which the Venezuelan population enjoys today under Hugo Chavez. That would include freedom of information. Never, in the past 22 years, has the mass media experienced the freedom it has had during the presidency of Chavez. One can freely buy anti-Chavez newspapers on streets and the airwaves and television channels are amply filled with anti-Chavez commentators.

However, today, May 27, the Venezuelan government will not renew the license of RCTV, a television station that has been on the air for over 50 years. The owner, Marciel Granier, has been running around the world crying because he is about to loose his license. Even the millionaires in the U.S. Senate feel he should get to keep the license. Interestingly, Granier was president of the censored El Diario in 1992. He didn’t complain then. I bought his newspaper. He got his money.

The NarcoSphere || Don't Cry for Venezuela's RCTV
U.S. newspapers seem to overlook what Venezuela used to be like as they today discuss the actions of the current government. I have lived in Venezuela for most of the past 22 years and have never experienced such freedom as that which the Venezuelan population enjoys today under Hugo Chavez. That would include freedom of information. Never, in the past 22 years, has the mass media experienced the freedom it has had during the presidency of Chavez." data-share-imageurl="" style="position:fixed;top:0px;right:0px;">

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Don't Cry for Me Venezuela
To close a media outlet because they are critical of the sitting president is dangerous and should not be tolerated in 2007.

This is not about the poor against the rich...capitalism ve socialism...for that is the economic system....banning the media the way Chavez did is an outright thug who should be watched and disuaded from taking any more power from the working class..

<blockquote>banning the media the way Chavez did is an outright thug who should be watched and disuaded from taking any more power from the working class...</blockquote>

And what is the way he did it that doesn't work for you ?

Venezuela is a special place and we cannot honnestly compare the situation with anyone here in the "axe of good"...

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