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December 30, 2006

Chavez and Free Speech

Nice to see that socialism in the 21 st century includes freedom of the press and a plurality of views:

Dressed in army fatigues like his mentor, Fidel Castro of Cuba, Mr Chavez said he would not be renewing the licence of Radio Television Caracas (RCTV), founded in 1953, which has long allied itself with opposition forces.

"It is best that they start packing their bags and working out what to do after March, as there will be no new licence for the coup-mongering channel called Radio Caracas Television," the populist president said during a speech to the armed forces.

Mr Chavez said the channel was "at the service of coups against the people, against the nation, against national independence, against the dignity of the republic".

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He should set up his own left-wing tv and radio broadcasting corporation and call it VBC.

Posted by: Kit | Dec 30, 2006 5:40:56 PM