And now some news from part of the world where they have good reason to protest 

A reported 80 or so hunger strikers in Venezuela are demanding the release of dozens of political prisoners and an investigation of the regime of Hugo Chavez for human rights abuses:

What started off as a small hunger strike of Venezuelan students, is now growing as dozens of people have joined the protest demanding that the government let the Organization of American States investigate alleged human rights abuses under President Hugo Chávez.

The activists vow to press on with the protest until OAS Secretary-General José Miguel Insulza or the OAS's Inter-American Human Rights Commission are authorized to visit Venezuela. Protesters say Chávez uses judges and prosecutors to persecute his political adversaries.

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