Oh, But Hugo Chavez Is Not A Dictator!

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 25, 2010

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Really, he’s not. How could anyone think otherwise?

Venezuelan police freed the head of opposition television network Globovision hours after he was arrested, as President Hugo Chavez’ government came under scathing criticism for its political persecutions.

A Caracas court however ordered Guillermo Zuloaga not to leave the country because of charges against him, his lawyer Perla Jaimes said.

“It’s a decision we will appeal,” Jaimes said.

Attorney General Luisa Ortega said earlier she had issued an arrest warrant for Zuloaga because he “was about to leave the country trying to get himself out of a criminal case.”

Zuloaga’s arrest, allegedly for anti-Chavez comments he made recently, followed that of opposition leader and former Zulia governor Oswaldo Alvarez Paz on Monday, also for comments authorities deemed an insult to Venezuela.

  • http://twitter.com/stinson Matthew Stinson

    Clearly, Hugo has taken his friend Sean Penn's advice to heart.

  • http://twitter.com/stinson Matthew Stinson

    Clearly, Hugo has taken his friend Sean Penn's advice to heart.

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