Human Rights Watch (HRW) continues its decades long pattern of bias and selective outrage. Ignoring the right wing paramilitary death squads of Colombia next door, it has the audacity to proclaim Venezuela “the most abusive” nation in all of Latin America. This in response to the Chavez government essentially taking away the broadcast license of a hostile TV station that helped and participated in a coup d’tat against him — more commonly known as treason. The Venezuelans of course went on to create a number of new media outlets available to the common people so that they would have a voice to be heard for the first time.
HRW has a longstanding trail of not seeing the crimes of the usual suspects while vilifying the official enemeis of the empire.