March 25th, 2010
06:43 PM ET

Chavez critic arrested in Venezuela

The president of a Venezuelan TV station that has been critical of leftist President Hugo Chavez was arrested Thursday at an airport on charges that he abused his right to free speech.

An arrest warrant was issued this week for Guillermo Zuloaga after a complaint by National Assembly Deputy Manuel Villalba, who said the Globovision owner and president had broken the law by disseminating false information that caused panic and dissent among Venezuelans.

Globovision is the last remaining nationwide private TV broadcaster critical of Chavez.

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