Archive for January 21st, 2009

When Hugo Chavez was running for President…

January 21, 2009

From an article in Tal Cual, a gem of a quote:

“You see a demonstration of 30 people and they throw at them the whale*, the rhinoceros*, the police, and the National Guard goes out. A demonstration of nurses waving a flag starts, the police goes out with shielded helmets and they take the flag away from them and step on it, that is, the State, after February 4th. and November 27th., has established a dictatorial Government, ready to repress and the country is militarized and has been taken over by the police with weapons of war”.

Hugo Chavez in 1998 when he was a Presidential candidate.

* Nicknames of vehicles used to contain demonstrations.