From the NYT today:
...The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Mr. Vivanco violated the law by entering the country on a tourist visa to do human rights work...Read the entire Human Rights Watch report A Decade Under Chávez: Political Intolerance and Lost Opportunities for Advancing Human Rights in Venezuela.
Update: As it turns out, Vivanco being a Chilean citizen didn't need a tourist visa to enter Venezuela. Moreover, by not following the proper procedures under Venezuelan law in deporting Mr. Vivanco, the Venezuelan government is, ironically, proving the accuracy and validity of the HRW report. Various Venezuelan human rights organizations have categorically rejected the government's actions against Human Rights Watch.
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