He's not a dictator. Why? Because he said so, and if you disagree, you're outta there!
CARACAS, Venezuela-President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that foreigners who publicly criticize him or his government while visiting Venezuela will be expelled from the country.
Chavez ordered officials to closely monitor statements made by international figures during their visits to Venezuela-and deport any outspoken critics.
"How long are we going to allow a person-from any country in the world-to come to our own house to say there's a dictatorship here, that the president is a tyrant, and nobody does anything about it?" Chavez asked during his weekly television and radio program. Hey, Baby Hugo-it's called free speech. You believe in it, don't you? After all, it's not like you were a Communist thug or anything, right?