Thug dictator Hugo Chavez succeeded in driving the final nail in his own country's coffin over the weekend by closing down the last remaining privately held TV station, RCTV. The citizens are understandably upset as the nationalization of all privately held economic assets will rapidly plunge Venezuela into pathetic third world status, exactly like what Fidel Castro did to Cuba.
Venezuela, rich with natural resources and human capital, had a bright economic future until Chavez was "elected" with the help of every murdering, thug dictator's BFF, our own Jimmy Carter. Except for Jimmy the Dihimmi's certification of the "election", Chavez might not be in power today. (curiously, all of Chavez's political opponents died or mysteriously disappeared, never to be heard from again, so Chavez essentially ran unapposed.) Of course none of these details mattered to Jimmy Carter, after all, Chavez hates America, and if you hate America and freedom, you have no better friend than Jimmy Carter.
Hugo Chavez, appearing on his newly acquired TV station.