...Hugo Chavez, has been busy as a little bee jailing opponents and judges in advance of September parliamentary elections.
He jailed Eligio Cedeno, a top funder of opposition critics on "currency fraud" charges that international observers call "bogus"; and he jailed Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni when she overturned his conviction. While the black-boots were at it, they jailed former opposition presidential candidate Oswaldo Alavarez Paz for "Conspiracy". Nothing else. Just "Conspiracy".
Where is the outrage, Hollywood? Sean? Your "democratically-elected hero" is a true joke on the world stage. I like him because he has systematically destroyed his country's ability to produce low cost oil, making MY good ol' American oil more valuable at the well head, AND he compounds it by giving away much of his oil to support leftist turmoil in the rest of the South and Central Americas.
Of course, it is the Venezuelan poor who are subsidizing this, because he sells his dwindling oil at half price to those that pay him fealty, so the cost of Chavez Ego is equal to around $25/barrel of Venezuelan Sweet! Nice!
I love that the face of the Anti-Uncle Sam is that of a venal, rotund, corrupt Juarez Cop. How appropriate.