Monday, December 27, 2010

....and Chavez slips towards a more authoritarian and possibly totalitarian state

Through forbidding foreign funding of NGOs, enacting a law that, in the words of the Guardian

"....also penalises organisations or political parties that invite foreigners to the country who publicly give "opinions that offend institutions of the state, its high officials" or that are contrary to Venezuela's sovereignty. Groups can be fined for such statements, and political parties can be barred from elections for five to eight years."

, putting into action another law that forbids elected politicians from changing political parties, and also passing a measure that will start the censoring of the Internet.

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