Skip to comments.Venezuela through a tilted lens?
Posted on 01/22/2003 5:04:53 AM PST by conservativecornerEdited on 07/12/2004 3:39:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
With every passing day, life for Venezuelans becomes more dangerous. Since his election four years ago, President Hugo Chavez has presided over the most dramatic decline in the nation's fortunes: Analysts predict that in the first quarter of 2003 the economy will contract by 40 percent; more than 1 million jobs have been lost; approximately 900,000 people have gone into voluntary exile (most of them middle-class professionals); unemployment is at a staggering 17 percent; Almost 70 percent of the country's industries have gone bankrupt; 70 percent of Venezuelans live in a state of poverty (up from 60 percent when Mr. Chavez began his rule); and the income of more than 15 percent of Venezuelans has dropped below the poverty line.
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He plans to make Venezuela capitalistic with one owner.
That's Communism in a nutshell. Hey, it all belongs to the "People," right? And since Mr. Dictator is the "People" personified - well, I guess it all belongs to Mr. Dictator.
For all those eager-beaver young investigative reporters that want to make their name in the news biz, the expose of the Chavez regime terrorist connections/support could be their ticket to fame.
And, it would be so easy, as they need only explore the revelations of the Chavez top military that have recently denounced him here.
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