The new Law of Intelligence and Counterintelligence of which President
Chavez claimed to be so proud of today, represents a first nugget of the
type of stuff that we will be seeing in the next few weeks under the
Enabling Bill, which allows Chavez to legislate by decree.
I will not dwell on the details, this will be done soon, but on the fact
that the new law violates due process, the Chavista Constitution of ’99 and
removes the right to defense. It was created to create fear in people and
its objective is simply repressive.
Now someone will go to the Supreme Court, which will strike an article or
two, but will leave the rest unchanged.
You have been warned, as I travel for work related reasons..