Likely from the WSJ or some equally rightwing source.<quoted text>
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez controlled media in his country.
Chávez polarized and wrecked his nation’s economic, institutional, and political foundations, successfully gutted the customary checks and balances of a healthy democracy and rendered the Venezuelan political system dependent upon his leadership.
After seizing large tracts of farmland, Chavez distributed property titles last week to urban squatters.
Venezuelans prioritize "social rights" over civil liberties. They tend to be more attracted to Chavez's promises of redistribution of wealth than alarmed by his concentration of power.
Why does this sound so disturbingly familiar?
Before you start yapping about Chavez, you explain the Batistas, Pinochets and Somozas your side put in power.