Dozens against Chávez

According to the propagandists at the Latin American Herald Tribune, specifically VenEconomy who writes their opening salvos:

This Friday [Sept. 4], 21st century technology and inventiveness joined forces to say “No More Chávez” from 144 cities around the world…[to] express their repudiation of Hugo Chávez’s dictatorial, interventionist excesses.

That would be interesting if partially true. As highlighted by BoRev:

Are you celebrating world anti-Hugo Chavez day? No? OK I won’t lie, you’re not alone. Even after influential space robots like Facebook and Twitter spent all this time organizing important “online” marches, only a handful of people have bothered to turn up to these things in reality.

Besides the 5,000 that showed up in Bogota to protest Chavez, the rest of the world pretty much either didn’t give a shit or actually sees through this:

Chavez supporters held smaller counter-demonstrations, including a Caracas rally that drew about 100 people. Police in Quito, Ecuador, intervened to keep pro- and anti-Chavez groups from clashing.

Turnout was far from massive in many cities. A dozen people rallied in Sao Paulo, while about 200 turned out in New York and Madrid. Protests also were held in the capitals of Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Panama and Bolivia.

Protest organizer Marcela Garzon in Colombia said she didn’t care about the numbers.

“The quantity doesn’t interest us, but rather the quality,” she said.

Yet watch out, says VenEconomy, the world is standing up to Latin America’s leftist leaders and their “hegemonic initiatives.” There was nothing “spontaneous” about these protests, nothing “worldwide” about it. Marches are being proposed for tomorrow in Caracas and other towns in Venezuela. I predict more than 5,000, but there’ll probably be more in favor of Chavez that the Latin American Herald Tribune will be blind to.

For those in Caracas, look out for the “good stuff” (later misspelled as ‘good staff’), i.e. teargas. Supposedly there’s going to be a party.

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~ by Daniel on September 5, 2009.

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