Showdown in Caracas

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa - June 3, 2009

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CARACAS, Venezuela -- A group of foreign writers, academics and politicians was invited here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cedice, a Venezuelan think tank that promotes liberal democracy and the market economy, both of which President Hugo Chavez wants to destroy. The government's thuggish reaction turned the visit into a public showdown that helped expose what Venezuelans are going...

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