Venezuela takes opposition TV owner’s farm

By Ingrid Bachmann

Government officials and soldiers from the National Guard took over one of the farms owned by Guillermo Zuloaga, the majority shareholder of opposition TV station GlobovisiónEl Nacional reports.

Zuloaga is charged with “usury,” but he says he is a victim of persecution by President Hugo Chavez’s government. “This is part of another [government] attack against the president of Globovisión,” said his lawyer, Perla Jaimes (who is currently facing her own legal difficulties as Zuloaga’s attorney).

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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