Saturday, May 2, 2009

Venezuela, again

"Venezuelan police using rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons broke up a march by unions and political parties opposed to President Hugo Chavez on Friday in the latest clash between the government and critics. Socialist Chavez has increased pressure on opponents in recent months after they won some key states and cities, including Caracas, in regional elections last year."

I'm still waiting for someone to explain why our government wants to improve relations with Chavez rather than support the opponents of his dictatorial authoritarian regime. Shouldn't we be on the side of the peaceful protesters?

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