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Who says he is not a dictator? Venezuelan authorities issue arrest warrant for owner of anti-Chavez TV channel Globovision


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."

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (15)
  • I say he absolutely IS a dictator!! Whatever they may call those elections, they are anything BUT democratic! Those elections are more rigged than any that have been held anywhere in the world, except maybe those that used to held in Iraq for Saddam.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 8:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • Of course he is not a dictator. And neither was Fidel Castro or Saddam Hussein. They were all "Democratically Elected". *eye roll*
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Jun. 11, 2010

  • Chavez WAS democratically elected and he was also democratically defeated in a referendum in 2006 or 2007. He may have his faults but he did not seize power. Fidel was not democratically elected but he has done more for his country than Dictator Batista ever did , despite the strong support of the US government and the Mafia.
    janet116

    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.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 12:16 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Janet----have you been on Michael Moore's web site? Somebody has filled your head with BS.

    That must be where some get their info. Explains a lot.
    Carpy

    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. 

    Anonymous

    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.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:47 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Who doesn't say he is a dictator? I thought everyone knew it. Ohh, I know "they" know it. They just don't want to say it because Obama wants to be just like him but America won't vote for someone who calls themselves a dictator. Nudge nudge...
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:53 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Janet, Castro also had elections.


    Fidel Castro Calls Elections in Cuba 'Most Democratic in the World'


    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. 

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

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