Posts Tagged ‘Hugo Chavez’

‘Venezuela: The Fruits of Socialism – Update’

March 22, 2017

“Facing a bread shortage that is spawning massive lines and souring the national mood, the Venezuelan government is responding this week by detaining bakers and seizing establishments.

“In a press release, the National Superintendent for the Defense of ‘Socioeconomic Rights’ {!?!} said it had charged four people and temporarily seized two bakeries, as the socialist administration accused bakers of being part of a broad “economic war” aimed at destabilizing the country.
{Of course. The Bolsheviks used the same excuse in 1918…} (more…)

‘Venezuela: The Fruits of Socialism’

June 24, 2016

“We like to think that progress is irreversible. We look at our roads and supermarkets and hospitals and while we know that everything could be better, we rarely worry it will all collapse. Unhappily, right now Venezuela is proving that all of this can suddenly disappear, and it’s frightening.

“The country is falling apart, rapidly and completely. By many measure, it is one of the most blessed nations in the Americas. It has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, almost twice Canada’s. It has rich agricultural land, incredible biodiversity and huge amounts of mineral wealth.

“And yet, its people are now starving; its infrastructure is in tatters; law and order have broken down. And strangely, Canada doesn’t appear to care.

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