Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez continues his steady move toward totalitarian rule with his crackdown on critics, the media, and now judges. After Judge María Lourdes Afiuni issued a ruling that Chávez did not like, Chavez attacked her on television and had her arrested and thrown into jail.
According to the New York Times article below, the judge was thrown into an overcrowded women’s prison and put into a cell near more than 20 inmates whom she had sentenced on charges from murder to drug smuggling.
Of course we have our own leaders who seek to investigate judges who rule against them, here.
Chavez spent this week establishing even closer ties with Russia’s Putin, here who is helping Chavez rapidly increase his military capabilities.
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