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89%  
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  • Chavez supporters attack opposition TV station

    08/03/2009 7:04:48 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 19 replies · 898+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/03/09 | Raymond Colitt & Ana Isabel Martinez
    Several dozen militant backers of Hugo Chavez on Monday stormed the headquarters of an opposition TV station that the Venezuelan president has threatened to shut down amid his crackdown on private media. Activists with the UPV, a radical left-wing party that backs Chavez, forced their way past security guards to enter Globovision headquarters in Caracas and fired tear gas inside the compound, images broadcast by the TV station showed. Globovision, a small but critical station, broadcasts news programing and has been highly critical of Chavez. Chavez's government condemned the attack, although Globovision's owners said they suspected the president was behind...