A Venezuelan farmer who held a months-long hunger strike to protest President Hugo Chavez's policies of land nationalization has died at a military hospital, his relatives said.
"Today, August 30, 2001, the exhausted body of husband and father Franklin Brito stopped breathing," his family said in a statement released to Venezuelan media, calling his death a "symbol" for the Venezuelan people in their struggle for "freedom."
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ahhh... the good ol' AFP.
I love that. They put "freedom" in quotes, which, to me, seems to say, "whatever that is".
Venezuelan hunger striker dies after Chavez protest
Posted by AnnaZ at 9:58 AM