Sunday, June 1, 2008

Freedom Fighters

This is an experiment. I am trying to learn how to embed videos on this blog.

The first is a brief (about five minutes) video. Here's a descritption from Cato:

Venezuela's student movement emerged in May of 2007 in response to a government-ordered shutdown of the nation's oldest private television station, RCTV. In the face of ongoing death threats and continual intimidation due to his prominent and vocal leadership, 23-year-old law student Yon Goicoechea, recipient of the 2008 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, plays a pivotal role in organizing and voicing opposition to the erosion of human and civil rights in his country. In his commitment to a modern Venezuela, Goicoechea emphasizes tolerance and the human right to seek prosperity.


Beth said...

I did it!

Sue said...

This was interesting. I had no idea this was going on in Venezuela. Is it really a strong movement more of a fringe thing?