…I think you dropped something. Namely, all mention of a tyrannical Latin American president–in PERU!
In view of the protests of 60 ethnic groups from the Amazonian jungle against official decrees, the Peruvian government declared three provinces and one municipality in state of emergency on Monday.
According to a resolution published in the official journal El Peruano, the state of emergency was declared to keep the peace after at least nine people were injured during some encounters between the police and the natives.
The measure provides the suspension of constitutional rights which prevents the exercise of certain rights like the freedom of assembly and movement, and gives the police authority to arrest and carry out raids without a warrant.
The state of emergency comprises the provinces of Bagua and Utcubamba, the north of the Amazon and Datem del Marañon, Loreto in the west, and the municipality of Echarate in the southern region of Cuzco.
Well, looky there. Alan Garcia ruling by decree–and not within limitations of constitutionality and basic human decency like Chavecito, either. He’s tyrannizing over the indigenous, in particular.
Now: For the entire last 18 months, when Chavecito had power to legislate by decree, there was not a single state of emergency in Venezuela, despite lashings of violence from the opposition which could, legitimately, have resulted in a crackdown. Contrast that with the situation in Peru, where people routinely get their heads busted open for simply protesting!
But will the major media mention it, let alone in the context of tyranny in Peru, the way they often do Chavecito, who has not a scrap of actual tyranny to his name? Noooooo. At most, they only cite this approvingly as an example of his “law and order” program at work. (And get this: they make out like it’s the “Indians” who are at fault.) No mention of the suppression of constitutionality. Not a peep from Andres Oppenheimer, Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Simon Romero or any other crapaganda-cranker about tyranny. Couldn’t be because Peru’s tyrant, like Colombia’s, passes muster with Big Crapital, while Venezuela’s democrat doesn’t…could it?
Nahhhhhhhh…of course not.