Archive for January 28th, 2006

Earle Herrera: A man of principles

January 28, 2006

Kudos to Chavista Deputy Earle Herrera, for having principles and the guts to state the obvious and defend the media right to publish the files on the case of the Danilo Anderson assasination. While other Chavista reporters have been wishy washy at best, Herrera, who is a Professor of Journalism sticks to his principles:

“the protection of the case files, procedural confidentiality, all of that corresponds to the offices in charge of administering Justice. If I had access to any of those documents as a journalist, I would publish them”

I guess he is now suspect as a loyal member of Chavez’ MVR which elected him to the National Assembly.

Cindy Sheehan : Who do you think you are kissing?

January 28, 2006

I really could care less if Cindy Sheehan is fighting the war or is agaisnt Bush, but it seems naive, disingenous and silly to come to Venezuela to speak against “militarism” at the World Social Forum, in a country run by an autocratic former military officer, coup plotter, who has over half his Government run by former or active military officers ( also see here, here and here) and is spending billions in weapons, while claiming to be fighting poverty. I mean, who does she think she is kissing?

The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend.

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