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Hugo Chavez takes control of Santa Ines University

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has nationalized scores of private companies and entire industries in his push toward socialism, is also training his sights on universities.

Chavez sent a message via his Twitter account to students of privately funded Santa Ines University, letting them know their school was being taken over by the government and tuition will be free.

“Students of Santa Ines University, I just approved a nationalization plan for the good of everyone. Now: FREE!” beamed Chavez last week on the microblogging website, which he uses frequently after having set up an account last month.

Chavez’s government claimed the school were not “meeting the ethical and legal requirements for a private institution.”

We have witnessed humanitartian violations, control of the communications hub of the country and now the schools as the Chavez dictatorship controls the nation.

“This is the worst of many bad moves by Chavez,” Carlos Chavez, a leader of the university’s 3,000-strong student body and who is not related to his president, told Dow Jones Newswires. “He’s going to impose his revolutionary, Marxist, socialist agenda on us students, and he’ll kick out good professors who allow us to study capitalism.”

Funny…in our capitalist nation we are at odds with the liberal progressives who want control to teach revolutionary, Marxist and socialist agendas in America.

We’re called names for citing this behavior within our government even though we have models throughout history and this one in South America which illustrate this style of government takeover and control.

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100518-710580.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

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