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  Chavez: Government owns part of radio
  Chavez gets power to govern by decree

year 2010 Top ^

   Venezuela: Lame-duck National Assembly has granted President Hugo Chavez the power to pass laws by decree for the next 18 months
   Venezuela: President Hugo Chavez: Venezuela will name a government representative to the board of opposition broadcaster Globovision

year 2009 Top ^

   Venezuela: U.S. intelligence report: The closure of 32 radio stations and a proposed law are signs that Chavez is moving to quash criticism of his government

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.18   Rights group slams Chavez
   Venezuela: Human Rights Watch's Americas director: The government has chipped away at human rights in Venezuela during the 10 years he has held power

year 2007 Top ^

May.29 TV station accused of inciting Chavez hit
   Venezuela: As thousands of students marched in the streets in support, Globovision denied accusations that it was inciting violence against the government
Jan.31 Lawmakers give Chavez sweeping powers
   Venezuela: A congress wholly loyal to the President approved a law granting him authority to enact measures by decree
 After an extraordinary assembly vote in the main square of Caracas, Chavez will be able to rule by decree for the next 18 months
Jan.29 Chavez could soon get broader powers   Venezuela: The law would allow Hugo Chavez to dictate measures for 18 months in 11 broad areas

year 2003 Top ^

Feb.21 Chavez calls for labor leader's arrest
   Venezuela: Police searched for the leader of largest labor group after Chavez authorized his arrest on treason charges

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