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Hugo Chavez´s Justice orders arrest of TV´s Globovision President Guillermo Zuluaga

Venezuela issued an arrest warrant Friday for the owner of the country’s only remaining pro-opposition television channel that has been critical of President Hugo Chavez.

Security officers went to the home of Globovision’s president, Guillermo Zuloaga, to arrest him and his son, who is also named in the warrant.  Neither man was at the property.

Authorities say the father and son have been charged with usury.  The charges are linked to a 2009 case in which the father and son were accused of illegally keeping 24 new Toyotas.  

The elder Zuloaga is also facing charges for allegedly making false and offensive remarks about President Chavez at a meeting of the Inter-American Press Association in Aruba.

Zuloaga spoke about restrictions on freedom of expression in Venezuela at the March gathering.  

The human rights body of the Organization of American States said earlier this year that…READ MORE HERE