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article imageProtests Tuesday Over Chavez Steps to Become Dictator

By Mac     Jan 23, 2007 in World
Hundreds protest in the streets of Venezuela over Chavez measures to increase his power. . .
Venezuela's congressional assembly announced that it would postpone until next week, the final resolution allowing Hugo Chavez to enact laws by decree, a proposed 18-month experiment.
Several hundred protested in the capitol, Caracas. Chavez was re-elected only last month.
Chavez calls the "enabling law" a measure necessary to ensure more political voice for the poor and disadvantaged. But his people are saying otherwise. The measure would allow Chavez to enact legislation on a wide variety of subjects.
The fracas in Caracas (sorry, had to say that!) has earned attention from the former cabinet member Luis Miquilena, who has been out of the public eye since resigning in 2002. Today he told the press that the president "is doing whatever he wants and doesn't abide by any rule... This is a government with a hypocritical authoritarianism that tries to sell the world certain democratic appearances."
Sounds like Chavez has been trading tips over tea with his buddy Ahmadinejad, on how to oppress a people by incremental steps, until one day you control the country.
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