April 22, 2009

Chavez Opponent Flees to Peru

Why? Their judicial system has been so politicized that the ruling party tries to persecute its political opponents for opposing Chavez - all "for the people," of course.

“The fundamental problem is that there’s no credibility in the judicial system, which is a system that’s been completely politicized,” Leopoldo Lopez, a member of Rosales’s Un Nuevo Tiempo party and former mayor of the Caracas borough of Chacao, said in a telephone interview. “This is retaliation and selective repression.”

Opposition leaders say Rosales’s case stems from Chavez’s reaction to his opponents winning elections in the country’s biggest cities and states in November, when Rosales took the mayor’s office in Maracaibo, the country’s second-biggest city. In addition to Rosales, former Defense Minister Raul Baduel, who turned on Chavez in 2007, has been detained in connection with a corruption probe, prosecutors said.

Ah, yes. The always effective retroactive "corruption probe" Didn't we have a vocal leftwing party railing against "corruption" some years back and this past year, who then went on to continue and even increase the corruption once elected?

By Good Lt. at 07:49 AM | Comments |