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Ken Livingstone’s Chum Hugo Chavez And Freedom Of Speech

by | 27th, May 2007

LONDON mayor Ken Livingstone called Hugo Chavez, leader of Venezuela, “the best news out of Latin America in many years”.

And: “I have long had the greatest admiration for the extraordinary courage and tenacity with which you have acted to improve the lives of the people of Venezuela and resolutely resisted external pressures to alter the just and progressive course of your government.”

Wonder what Ken makes of this?

CARACAS (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Venezuelan protesters marched on Saturday to the Caracas headquarters of an anti-government television station, which is being forced off the air after President Hugo Chavez’s administration refused to renew its broadcasting license.

Waving flags with the logo of RCTV, demonstrators packed the streets of the capital where news anchors and soap opera stars slammed the imminent closure of the opposition channel.

“What is happening here is simply the silencing of a television station,” shouted soap opera actress Gledys Ibarra.

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