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October 03, 2007

But Don't Call Him a Dictator!

Shutting down television stations, nationalizing the oil fields, giving himself the power to rule by decree and now this.

Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s president, has threatened to nationalize any educational institution that does not adopt his socialist government’s new curriculum.

“All of the schools in the nation must apply this curriculum,” Mr. Chávez said this week during his regular call-in show, Hello, President. “Any school which does not comply — to be nationalized! Any university which does not comply — to be nationalized!”

Mr. Chávez also said that if the director of any “educational center … is very stubborn and resists — he goes to jail, and that’s it! That’s the law.”

It's all for the poor!

[Update PA - pics of the new school uniforms after the fold]


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