Monday, January 25, 2010

Violence Breaks Out in Venezuela

Hugo Chavez's decision to shut down Radio Caracas TV (RCTV) has led to clashes between demonstrators and police as well as Chavez's supporters.

These clashes have resulted in the death of a high school student in Merida which is over 400 miles southwest of Caracas.

It is not clear if the young man killed was a supporter or opponent of Chavez. But if he was an opponent you can be sure there will be demonstrations throughout the country over the next week or so.

If that is the case then expect Chavez to emulate his friend Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in violently cracking down on the opposition. The world will see Chavez for the thug he is.

Like Iran, we can also expect the Obama Administration to stand with his "amigo" Chavez and not with the demonstrators.

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