In Dodd's own words,
"President Chavez's efforts to crack down on freedom of thought and expression are inconsistent with the rights and values that all democratic nations should embrace and protect. It also raises concerns about a much larger threat to human rights in Venezuela, one that we in the United States must not ignore."
With the shut-down of RCTV the biggest and most popular station in Venezuela by Chavez, leaving only Globalvision, the Fox-like station there to tell it like it is, it seems only a matter of time before the tyrannical dictator closes down all forms of free expression and reporting.
Then the already ailing economy and its fleeing capital markets will fall on its face and a widespread poverty will take over the land. That's the way it works with tyrants, they wreck everything, sooner rather than later.
How can the people in Venezuela let this happen? And how can we forget that our own former president Jimmy Carter went out of his way to give his blessing to the" free election" of this world-class Marxist thug?Jimmy again paves the way for dictators to thrive.