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Venezuela

30 million people
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Viviana Giacaman, director for Latin America programs, speaks with Al Jazeera's Inside Story about Venezuela's recent primary elections.

In a move widely considered to be political, Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission handed down a fine of $2 million dollars against Globovision, the only remaining independent television station critical of Hugo Chavez.

The body of journalist Wilfred Ojeda was found by police dumped in waste on May 17, 2011. He was beaten, tortured and shot to death. Ojeda was a columnist for the El Clarin newspaper in La Victoria, and an activist for the Democratic Action political party that opposed President Chavez.

Freedom House today condemned ongoing efforts by the Venezuelan government to bring criminal charges against the owners of Globovision,

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