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“Chavez preaches Socialism but spends like a rich capitalist”, Venezuela Transparency

Monday, October 3rd 2011 - 21:13 UTC
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One morning October last year two agents from the Venezuelan presidency cabinet left on a special mission from the Miraflores Palace (seat of the Executive). They headed a few blocks away to the Central Bank to pick up five million dollars cash, expenses-money for the coming international tour of President Chavez to Moscow, Kiev, Teheran, Damascus and Tripoli. Read full article

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  • Dave204

    What a surprise, a dictator living like a king while his people starve, unbelievable that this clown was originaly VOTED in. For the sake of the Venezuelan people I hope they either see sense and vote him out or that he dies soon before he sets your country back another generation.

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 12:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Just like Argentinians they will keep voting in people who destroy the country until there is nothing left.

    Thank goodness we won't see another socialist voted in the USA for another 30 years...it takes a generation to forget how horrible they are and then to remember again.

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 01:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    How horrible they are after they're left, by their neocon predecessors, with record public debt and a housing bubble ready to bust. :)

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 02:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    socialism only works for the ultra rich. look at chavez and the clowns in the US that call themself (neo) liberal or (neo)conservative.

    Yankeeboy, you're a tool, a typical joker that doesn't or can't understand that people in the US are being played by both sides, DEMS and GOP and you forgot or you're just plain stupid not to know who put the US in this mess. Hint, it's both parties. Oh, and the tea party, another group that is hijacked by jerks who are for more corporate welfare in the name of smaller government (that work for the banksters and corporations) and more austerity for the people (include the tea baggers themself, but not understanding that they shoot themself in the feet eventually)....geez what a mess.

    fyi, obama drama isn't a socialist. It's just a puppet for the same banksters who bush and obama bailed out..that makes it:
    (corporate + goverment merged), and that has a name who Mussolini invented. Do your homework yankee idiot.

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 03:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    Yankeeboy, who is supposed to be the socialist in the US? Obama and Clinton? You can't be serious! Check the state balances of:

    Obama
    Bush
    Bush
    Clinton
    Clinton
    Bush Sen
    Reagan

    and tell me then who messed up American economy and US balances!

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Kirk Nelson

    Let us be practical. Today, Eastern European countries are becoming capitalist countries, because they experienced socialism system and it did not worked-out for them, however, Chavez incorrectly thinks that in Latin America Socialism is the key to manage and eliminate public and public corruptions, to diminish femine, to created substantial jobs, to improve the economy and to balance-out the equility to all 27 million venezuelans.

    Please, if you can, go to Caracas and take a look yourself to the populism neighborhoods of La Charneca, San Ajustin del Norte and Sur, Chacao, Chacaito, el 23 de Enero, Cumbres de Curumo and on and on, and you will observe the financial chaos, the social system running under prostitution and drugs activities , while Chavez expedn the people's money as his own.

    Chavez's socialism is “ I enjoy your money and you enjoy it by looking at me”.

    Kirk

    Oct 04th, 2011 - 11:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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