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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-06-08 09:49 PM
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99. Venezuelans protest Chavez's new socialist push


CARACAS, Venezuela - Riot police used tear gas Wednesday to block hundreds of Venezuelans protesting the latest moves by President Hugo Chavez to concentrate his power. The demonstrators said a blacklist of opposition candidates and a series of socialist decrees are destroying what's left of their democracy


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Chavez opponents also are outraged by 26 laws the president just decreed, some of them mirroring the socialist measures voters rejected in a December referendum.

"We said in the referendum that we didn't want that, and now he's put it in the decrees," said protester Josefina Bravo, a 59-year-old who wore a sticker reading "No means no" on her baseball cap. "That's the problem we have: All the powers are concentrated in the president."

Chavez issued the decrees just before the expiration of special legislative powers that allowed him to make laws without National Assembly approval for the past 18 months.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080806/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/v...

I know I know,
with time,
history will prove this el presidente made the tough decisions at the right time ;)

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