Monday, September 19, 2011

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías: Tyrant

"One of my haircuts is worth more than this court." - Hugo Chávez, September 18, 2011

Birds of a Feather: Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez

Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, who was democratically elected president in 1999, is a tyrant. His reaction to losing a ruling in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights demonstrates that he is an absolute ruler unrestrained by law or constitution. Chavez has finally completed his transformation into a Venezuelan version of the Castros.

The Venezuelan regime run by this tyrant attempted a maneuver to remove a political adversary from participating in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections without due process. Since Venezuela on April 24, 1981 recognized the jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that provided
opposition leader Leopoldo López a legal forum that has not been stacked by the Venezuelan tyrant to hear his case. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled on Friday that opposition leader Leopoldo López could run for Venezuela's presidency next year. The Court's decision is available online in Spanish.

Human Rights Watch has reported that the courts in Venezuela are no longer a check on the power of the Executive. Outside of the Inter-American Court Venezuelans seeking redress from abuses by the Executive branch have no where to go in the Venezuelan court system for a fair hearing. Now representatives of the Venezuelan regime claim that the Inter-American Court of Human Right's decision is politically motivated and attacked both the decision and the court.

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