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Thursday, February 20, 2003

 

Waking up in a dictatorship
In Venezuela, strike leader Carlos Fernandez has been arrested by "secret police," coming on the heels of the discovery of four political asassinations. The Devil's Excrement has more from-the-scene laments on both of these developments.
Today I woke up in a Dictartoship(sic). Up to now Hugo Chavez and his hoodlums had been using the law to "hide" the repressive and intolerant nature of this Government. Last night they detained one of the two most important leaders of the opposition and an order is out to capture the Head of the Federation of Unions (CTV) the other visible leader of the opposition. The charge: treason and inciting rebellion. This is political, this is repressive and coupled with assasinations last Monday indicates to me that Chavez has decided to step out of Democracy.
I can't imagine this ending well at all... Josh Chafetz reflects that this should be ended constitutionally, and actually has the Venezuelan constitution to point out how, which I appreciate, after all that theoretical arguing about the situation I've done recently.
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