Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Even The Nicaraguans

I expected most parliaments in the Americas would oppose the closure of RCTV, but this came as a surprise:

The Nicaraguan Congress lamented Tuesday a decision made by the government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez not to renew a broadcast license for private TV network Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV) and urged the ruler to honor his commitment to "the principles of freedom and democracy," Efe reported.

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"The National Assembly, as the political expression of the Nicaraguan people, can never endorse any action to the detriment of freedoms and despise of human rights. Therefore, it condemns the shutdown of Radio Caracas Televisión," stated the resolution.
Although 34 out of 92 deputies voted against the measure, its still gotta sting Miraflores.