Friday, March 26, 2010
Chávez Critic Is Arrested, Then Freed, in Venezuela
This Thursday agents from the Venezuelan military intelligence agency arrested Guillermo Zuloaga, the owner of the TV network Globovision, one of the most influential networks critical of the Chavez government. He was later released but told not to leave the country while an investigation took place. This arrest follows another arrest this week, this time of one of Chavez's political opponents whole stated that he agreed with the Spanish judge who a few weeks ago accused a Venezuelan official of aiding the Basque separatist group ETA and training Colombian leftist guerrillas. The Chavez government has come under a lot of fire lately on issues of freedom of speech, since many feel that Chavez is increasingly trying to restrict any speech critical of him or his administration.