Tuesday, June 03, 2008. Article by CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER, Associated Press Writer
“CARACAS, Venezuela — A new intelligence law that President Hugo Chavez enacted by decree is drawing protests from human rights activists who say it could lead to serious violations of civil liberties and become a tool for cracking down on dissent.”

Some also fear neighborhood-level spying networks because the law says community-based organizations may be called upon to provide intelligence.