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  •  Serial human rights abuser? (3+ / 0-)
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    BigAlinWashSt, michelewln, ceebee7

    What abuse of human rights are you talking about?

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 04:26:07 PM PST

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    •  Um.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Neuroptimalian

      The ones set out at length by the premier international Human Rights Watchdog?

      http://www.hrw.org/...

      "Hugo Chávez’s presidency (1999-2013) was characterized by a dramatic concentration of power and open disregard for basic human rights guarantees." - It goes on from there

      •  You mean this Human Rights Watch? (4+ / 0-)
        In an open letter to the Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch, over 100 experts on Latin America criticized the organization's recent report on Venezuela, A Decade Under Chávez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela, saying that it "does not meet even the most minimal standards of scholarship, impartiality, accuracy, or credibility." The signers include leading academic specialists from universities in the United States, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and a number of state universities, and academic institutions in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, México, the U.K., Venezuela and other countries.
        http://venezuelanalysis.com/...

        A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

        by dougymi on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 06:16:09 PM PST

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