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In Latin America, Crime Pays if You Own a TV Station

At least according to the <i>Miami Herald</i>.
 
 
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If you haven't noticed, the concept of freedom of expression has expanded exponentially when it comes to the media in those left-wing dictatorships in Latin America that everyone in South Florida loves to hate.

Venezuela refuses to renew the broadcast license of a TV station using the public's airwaves to conspire against a democratically elected government? Violation of freedom of expression! Ecuador seizes a number of TV stations because they're owned by two brothers that are facing embezzlement charges to the tune of $661 million that basically collapsed the country's economy? Violation of freedom of expression! Colombia remains the worst country in Latin America and among the worst in the world to practice journalism? Oh, that's just bad luck. Or the FARC's fault. Or maybe because those journalists were the FARC. Yeah, that sounds right. Move along, no violation of freedom of expression here!

 
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