Breaking Through the Muzzle


Less than two months after being forced off the air, Venezuela' RCTV is back as a pay cable station.

Employees and actors sang Venezuela's national anthem as Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, made its first broadcasts since May 27, when Chavez granted the network's open airwaves signal to a state-controlled channel.

"We were prevented from being together with you, for showing that we are independent and free," RCTV President Eladio Lares told viewers said during a brief address. "We will always be standing, never on our knees."

More proof that this was one of the stupidest moves Chavez could have made.