Under the weight of massive fines for minor and non-existent infractions, in a campaign against opposition media and press of all forms, plus criminal charges against the owner obviously motivated in censorship by way of a thousand cuts, the Chavez government succeeded in driving Globovision out of business.
The government did not even try to hide the fact that they wanted to drive the ownership to one more friendly to them. That has just happened.
The new ownership at Globovision has suddenly gotten much more cozy with Chavez.
I have watched the coverage on this channel. They blasted the Chavez government takeover of several hundred radio stations across the country. Using laws that were never ever enforced before, technical infractions having to do with information on forms and the dates that forms were submitted –no doubt often due to minor officials dragging their feet and expecting a little “grease”– the telecommunications agency cancelled their licenses and gave them to Chavista-friendly ownership.
In the same way, one massive fine for violating a statute that banned direct criticism of the president, they shut down another television station.
Here’s how the fascist/socialist revisionist social injustice organizations have twisted the history. Pop quiz: What is wrong with this question:
Ríos Montt is best known outside Guatemala for heading a military regime (1982–1983) that was partly responsible for having defeated the guerrillas through the “guns and beans” campaign, maintaining “If you are with us, we’ll feed you, if not, we’ll kill you”
It is also a lesson in how to read between the revisionist lines. “With us” meaning anybody who does not take up arms against the government. The killing reference is for those who do kill not only soldiers but civilians whenever the civilians do not support them.
Civilians have no choice if any government does not support them, like when they disarm decent citizens. But this “guns and beans” reference, what it REALLY meant, was that the government of Efrain Rios Montt began ARMING THE INDIANS and training them so they could defend themselves effectively against the guerrillas. His program taught them how to organize themselves to protect themselves.
And since poverty and neglect are the big bugaboos that guerrillas use to get some moral credulity among populations they plan to subject to their rule, Rios Montt organized those programs to make sure they had participation in the national economy.
That is one big reason they voted for him in that area by majority in elections that his party lost elsewhere.