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Hugo Chávez Versus Human Rights

Filed under: Politics — Tags: — zundel @ am

Hugo Chávez Versus Human Rights” by Jose Miguel Vivanco and Daniel Wilkinson in The New York Review of Books 2008-11-06

On September 18, we released a report in Caracas that shows how President Hugo Chávez has undermined human rights guarantees in Venezuela. That night, we returned to our hotel and found around twenty Venezuelan security agents, some armed and in military uniform, awaiting us outside our rooms. They were accompanied by a man who announced—with no apparent sense of irony—that he was a government "human rights" official and that we were being expelled from the country.


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