Chavez looks to close more radio stations

In an expected move, the Venezuelan government said they were planning to shut down more independent radio stations.

This really should not be a surprise to anyone who has kept an open mind about what Chavez is really doing.

Venezuelan minister: More radio closures coming

(CNN) — The Venezuelan government initiated a new charge against a private television broadcaster and said that 29 additional radio stations would soon be closed, the latest move in what critics call a crackdown on freedom of expression.
Demonstrators hold up a picture of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez at a pro-Chavez rally on Saturday.

The Saturday announcement by Minister of Public Works and Housing Diosdado Cabello, who oversees the state telecommunications regulator, came at a counter-rally to marches protesting the hardline tactics of President Hugo Chavez.

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