Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Venezuela, again

Okay, perhaps there's a very logical reason why Súmate fell in line with the international observers on the Venezuela referendum count. Bernie Aronson mentions it in his column last Saturday in the New York Times:

María Corina Machado, a director of Súmate, a civic group allied with the opposition, is being prosecuted on charges equivalent to treason...

That's one way to keep people in line.

P.S. Perhaps this is just revenge for Machado's having signed the 2002 coup declaration?

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