Friday, June 01, 2007

Politics: Latin America: Bolivia and Ecuador join ultraleftist suppression of privately-owned news media begun by Cuba, Venezuela

Washington Times carries a story by Martin Arostegui, "Morales, Correa target TV foes" (May31,2k7):

>SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia -- The leaders of Bolivia and Ecuador are moving with Cuban encouragement and in concert with their mentor, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to restrict press freedom in their countries.

Bolivian President Evo Morales and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa both announced steps to crack down on independent broadcasters within days of Mr. Chavez's closure on Sunday of Venezuela's main independent television station, RCTV.
My editor has asked me to develop analysis of the full report on refWrite refBlogger Insert, which he will post. I hope to add there some musings on the future role of blogging in these no-free-speech totalitarian countries.

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