…for your dog!
Why is the dog wearing booties is beyond me, unless it’s some kind of fashion among the Chavistas.
In other Chavez news,
Venezuelan Opposition in Hiding, Behind Bars as Chavez Widens Crackdown
The mayor of Venezuela’s second largest city is missing, apparently the latest casualty of a crackdown on opposition by President Hugo Chavez that observers are calling outright persecution.
Manuel Rosales ran against Chavez for president in 2006 and lost, but last year he was elected mayor of the port city of Maracaibo, home to over 3 million people.
After Chavez vowed on national TV to throw Rosales in jail, the government filed corruption charges against the 56-year-old mayor. Two weeks ago, Rosales dropped out of sight. Supporters say he is hiding — from an enemy who now has the power to crush all opposition.
Rosales isn’t alone in fearing retribution. Antonio Ledezma, another Chavez opponent, was elected mayor of Caracas in 2008 but is being barred from his office by his own police force, which attacked him when he tried to enter.
“It is hard to understand — a mayor can’t get into his own office,” Ledezma said. “The people there have guns. They have a license for guns, a license for crime.”
Political analysts once used the word “authoritarian” to describe Hugo Chavez. Now they have begun to use the word “dictator” after what’s happened to Ledezma and others.
Rosales is missing and Baduel is in jail.
But never one to miss a PR opportunity especially right before the Summit of the Americas, Chavez – who funded the FARC by the tune of millions of dollars and provides refuge for them in his country – is asking the FARC for a ceasefire.
Considering the adoration of the left to mass murderer son of a bitch Che Guevara (whose image “adorns” the room at Princeton where they hold tango lessons), I bet it won’t be long before you’ll see clueless fools on American campuses wearing Chavez t-shirts.
At least the dog had no choice.