Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Democracy yes, "savage capitalism" no

[Chávez later spun Juan Carlos' outburst as a monarchical affront to democracy (though Juan Carlos was, in fact, key to restoring constitutional rule in Spain after the death of its genuinely fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, in 1975). "The king is a head of state like me," Chávez said, "only I've been elected three times with 63% support." Behind the King's Rebuke to Chávez Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 By TIM PADGETT With reporting by Gideon Long/Santiago]

Defenders of democracy are a growing breed. May India's neighbourhood pay heed. [TNM]

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