Thursday, December 16, 2010

As the Chavez regime forces the march toward dictatorship repression starts in earnest

Carlos Correa injured, from the Espacio Publico NGO
Today the enabling law goes to its second discussion which means it will be voted by tomorrow and thus install "legally" dictatorship in Venezuela.  After that vote, that historical vote, Venezuela will cease officially t be a democracy.  Those that pretend otherwise must be ready to assume their responsibility.

You may observe the agenda of the Nazional Assembly for the coming holiday season, packing crucial laws that require extensive examination, consultation and debate in a mere handful of days.  Nazional Assembly indeed.

Today a group of NGO tried to go to the Nazional Assembly to present a petition and was received as the picture on the right indicates.

Repression has started.


  1. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Doesn't the new laws cover NGO's whereas they will no longer be legal entities unless they have PSUV stamped on their ass?

  2. and Chavez is laughing.

  3. 1979 Boat People3:44 PM

    I am not a facial reading expert but the pictures of Carlos Correa, Mario Isea and Manuel Villalba can tell a lot that who are the crooks.

  4. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Daniel, clearly what's happening this month is one more step down the road to perdition. The loss of university autotomy, controls on foreign aid to NGO's, media and Internet laws ... The only good thing is that it will make harder for the President's apologists to defend him from rational criticism.

    But why is it *the* step? Is there a crucial difference between now and the last Ley Habilitante?

    When people look back at this, and write an account of all the steps taken to consolidate power, how will this month stand out? Comparing it to the "coup" of April 2002, the oil industry nationalizations in 2009, the referendum in favor of indefinite re-election, the closing of RCTV, or anything else in between. Didn't you say once or twice how disappinted you were, and that you were going to stop blogging?

    P.S. Don't stop.

  5. 1979 Boat People6:08 PM


    Belarus to assist Venezuela in restoring infrastructure, housing

    I don't know should Venezuelans laugh or cry after reading this article.

    By the way, where is the Cuba's contruction team?


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