Friday, October 17, 2008

More on HRW

I linked to a NYRB article the other day, authored by the Human Rights Watch staffers that were kicked out of Venezuela after they published a report critical of the Chavez administration. There's been some demonization of the HRW after its report was released--and that's all right. But Inca Kola News points out, correctly, that HRW isn't a right-wing hack organization (like Human Rights Foundation). They stick it everyone, and next on the list is Colombia's Uribe administration--a target, I think, we can all happily agree on.

I'd suggest reading what Otto wrote when HRW was kicked out of Venezuela. Along with Jim Shultz at Blog from Bolivia, I think they nailed it pretty good.

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