CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities issued an arrest warrant Friday for the owner of a television channel that takes a critical line against President Hugo Chavez.
Intelligence agents arrived at a home owned by Guillermo Zuloaga seeking to arrest him and one of his sons
Friday night, but their whereabouts were unknown, defense lawyers said.
Zuloaga is president and majority shareholder of Globovision, the country's only remaining channel on the airwaves that is stridently opposed to Chavez.
The press association's president, Alejandro Aguirre, condemned the latest action as political persecution.
"Once again it's been shown that in Venezuela there's no independence of powers, an essential value of democracy, since the judicial branch seems to act every time the president speaks or orders it," Aguirre said in a statement. "It worries us that this is happening increasingly frequently."
Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by 29again at 8:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Answer by janet116 at 11:58 PM on Jun. 11, 2010
Kind of reminds me of Obama and FOX news.
Janet----have you been on Michael Moore's web site? Somebody has filled your head with BS.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:16 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 5:29 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
"It worries us that this is happening increasingly frequently."
The above statement is true as can be, and it happens right here at home, under our own noses. Banks, Auto Industry, soon it will be petroleum. All that will be left is food and they will have us right where they want us.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Yes, shutting down businesses and arresting people who speak against you is really Democratic. *sarcasm*
Here is a few definitions of Dictator:
a ruler who is not effectively restricted by a constitution, laws, recognized opposition, etc.
a person who makes pronouncements, as on conduct, fashion, etc., which are regarded as authoritative
a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence;
You can be elected and still be a dictator. The man has eliminated term limits for the Presidency, has his critics arrested, has his opposition arrested, seizes businesses and assets, and stifles the media.
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:47 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:53 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
Janet, Castro also had elections.
And yet his subjects flee his country in droves, risking their lives by crossing the ocean in anything that floats. The poverty in that country is terrible, the rule restrictive. Talk to some people who have fled Cuba, not the celebs who are catered to when they visit.
Answer by mancosmomma at 10:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2010