Venezuela's Political Disaster - March 10, 2007
Please keep in mind that Chavez is an embarrassment to a large percentage of Venezuelans who do not agree with his irresponsible behavior.
Guest who is paying for the hundred of thousands of dollars that Chavez is using for a few days to rally people up against the United States?
While Chavez wants to become an influential world leader buying countries and corruptible leaders, he may want to become the imperialist leader that in his deranged mind is trying to fight.
You may want to log world leaders who have visited Chavez in Caracas, or who are scheduled to do so.
Please know that as Chavez rallies around in Argentina, he is closing down RCTV network in Venezuela for reporting about him. Chavez does not respect freedom of speech in Venezuela, but goes to Argentina to speak his mind out.
RCTV has been criticized by Hugo Chávez's government and supporters for their presumed role in the April 11 Venezuelan coup attempt of 2002 and the December 2, 2002 to February 4, 2003 Venezuelan general strike (where free advertisements for the opposition were apparently broadcast by privately owned TV stations including RCTV). On the afternoon of April 11, Chávez interrupted the broadcasting of the opposition march to the Miraflores presidential palace to make a speech. Halfway through his speech, RCTV and the other major private networks, interrupted his speech to broadcast a shooting that was taking place at the march. Chávez responded by ordering all of the major private networks off the air (they came back on right after Chávez was overthrown). Over the next couple of days, the private networks would support Pedro Carmona's interim government. Isaías Rodríguez, Venezuela's pro-Chávez, prosecutor general, requested a press conference where he claimed that he was going to announce his resignation. Instead of resigning, he announced that Chávez had not resigned and that he had been overthrown.  All of the private networks responded by cutting off his speech. As the coup began to collapse, Chávez supporters went to RCTV's headquarters and smashed their lobby's window, while RCTV was airing cartoons. 
The Venezuelan government has been threatening RCTV that they will not be renewing their broadcast license which expires in May 2007. On December 28, 2006, president Hugo Chávez announced that the government will not renew RCTV's broadcast license in May 2007. 
Below please find links reporting Chavez's controversial behavior:
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