July 20th, 2010
04:01 PM ET

Chavez to put representative on opposition TV's board

Venezuela will name a government representative to the board of opposition broadcaster Globovision, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said in speech Tuesday.

The move is required because the state is now a minority shareholder of Globovision, he said.

Chavez said the government claims ownership of 25.8 percent of the shares of the company that were owned by two companies that the government took over.

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  1. River

    And Latin America continues to flush itself down the toilet...media intimidation, government corruption/fraud, human rights abuses, economic self-destruction, etc. Brazil is the economic and political pinnacle of the region, but even it will stifle its own growth if socialist/communist policies and the abuse of human rights in Latin America are not dealt with. Venezuela may be a lost cause though...

    July 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pabon

    The problem it's a big tumor that's named hugo chavez he has destroid venezuela and has bought consciences throughout the continent, giving them money, oil, etc. In this moment venezuela's economics are in it lowest poing and falling... Until that tumor is surgically removed latin america won't be healed

    July 20, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lynda

    Slowly but surely civil liberties are disappearing in Venezuela, Having recently returned from 15 years in that beautiful country, I've been a witness to the devastation that Chávez and his thugs have caused. Globovision is one of the last bastions of free press left, whatever one might think of their journalism. Protests don't cut it. Running away to some nicer country won't solve it. Conformity won't fix it. Venezuela: put your life on the line before that life is totally squeezed out of you!

    July 20, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chavez yer Out

    The root of the problem lies on the amount of attention these clowns need. The very moment the media stops putting them in the spotlight, they will flicker down and die

    July 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Chavez yer Out

    To my friend Pabon. I can tell you that sadly enough, nobody has shown the guts to perform such surgery.

    July 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Zelena

    How can Chavez call this a democracy when there is no freedom of speech and he is controlling the media? Soon I could go to jail for posting this!

    July 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Just a matter of time, before Chavez completes his total takeover of the country.

    July 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |