Hugo Chavez makes another move to solidify power. He has silenced more dissident news organizations that refused to show his propaganda videos.
I am not going to say all American Leftists or Progressives are a like, but there are Progressives who have come out openly to say that Venezuela is a prime example of socialism democratically taking control.
Currently, Venezuela is having some issues. Protesters are out in mass and pro Chavez groups are fighting them. Different sources I have read say that the police are trying to keep the peace and are actually breaking up the fights.
If the people were armed in Venezuela, Chavez would not have the guts to take these actions. He would soon find himself staring down the barrel of a gun and the people taking their country back.