Reassurance-Onslaught Cycle on Fast Forward

Is it just me, or is the chavista reassurance-to-onslaught-on-civil-liberties cycle getting quicker?

Barely 48 hours had passed after Franco Silva, who heads the Nationalized telecom giant, CANTV, had calmly reassured us that the company’s plans to force all net traffic in Venezuela to go through CANTV by setting up a "single gateway" to the internet was in no way designed to control or censor access to digital content before President Chávez was out furiously vowing to enact new regulations to…control or censor access to digital content.