Archive for August 3rd, 2009

10 people injured in Puerto La Cruz as Chavista cops and supporters attack protesters

August 3, 2009

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While all eyes were on the attack by Chavista blond diva Lina Ron, on TV station Globovision, more than 10 people were injured as people in Puerto La Cruz in the East of Venezuela, were protesting the shut down of radio station Orbita FM 107.5. As hundreds of protesters were gathering near the radio station, cops from the municipality of Sotillo, began shooting at the peaceful protesters and were joined by red beret Chavistas, throwing stones and hard obcts at protesters.

A truch was burned by the Chavistas as the protesters had to take refuge in nearby buildings. The attack did not have the visibility of Chavez’ buddy and supporter Lina Ron attacking the local media enemy of the revolution, but it was more vicious and carried out with the aid of the local police, leaving ten people injured. By the time the attack was carried out, neither the Prosecutors office nor the Minister of (In)Justice El Aissami were around to give the usual recipe of platitudes about the Government persecuting those carrying the attacks and the Government had nothing to do with. Because there is no longer a Government in Venezuela, just a bunch of political hacks and fanatics trying to get Chavez’ attention.

And the injured should understand that it is no good to stand in the way of the “process” and they should simply get out of the way or else…This repression is to guarantee your freedom, get it?

Dickipedia on Hugo Chavez: What would the world be without humor!

August 3, 2009

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Sometines, on a rough day like today, only humor can hit the spot, Dickipedia on Hugo Chavez did that!

Media concessions can not be inherited because…Chavez doesn’t feel like it!

August 3, 2009

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Chavez’ revived henchman Diosdado Cabello is really getting back at the voters for not reelecting him as Governor, revealing a fascist streak unparelleled during the Chavez years, setting aside the big boss himself. Cabello seems to really be relishing his role, shutting down radio stations, threatening the media or politicians and announcing deals that don’t exist.

But the most remarkable ability of Cabello in the last few days is to simply lie with a straight face. He doesn’t even need to be asked about it, anytime a microphone happens to go near his face, the same lie comes out: All the Government is doing is restoring administrative order on Venezuelan media, as many concessions were no longer in the hands of those that were originally handed out the right to broadcast under the Government’s license, or something quite similar to that. Cabello has been saying this over and over since he first announced that the Government would shut down 240 radio stations, besides approving a new Bill regulating radio and, of course, the now infamous, Media Bill (CDM)

Except this is all a lie! Simply put, nothing in Venezuelan legislation limits, restricts or in any way says anything about the possibility inheriting or passing on to your families a media concession. In fact, as long your concession is valid, you can sell it na dsimply notify Conatel of the sale and that’s it! The rest as they say in Carora, is simply BS.

In fact, if that were not the case, the Chavez Government could have stopped TV station RCTV using the original owner argument, rather than the complicated renewal argument they had to use to shut down that media outlet.

In fact, as an imaginative Twitter used said today, you have to wonder how  the Cisneros brothers managed to keep their Venevision concession, given the fact that it was their father that originally obtained the concession.

But none of that happened because it was not in the law and the Government only “made up” this argument when it realized that there were tough times ahead and something had to be done about it.

So, really, you cant inherit the concession, because the boss, Hugo, does not feel like it. And as we said in the order to shut you down, you have fifteen days to appeal to Conatel and since you know we will nt change our minds, you have six months to go to the Supreme Court of Venezuela, where as you know…

We won’t feel like it either!!!