Hugo Chavez decides to roll back government takeovers in the private sector as the limited...


Hugo Chavez decides to roll back government takeovers in the private sector as the limited supply of essentials such as milk, corn flour, and cement for citizens could hurt his chances for re-election in 2012. The erstwhile Marxist claims his "flexible" model of nationalization is working despite the 27% inflation and plunge in foreign direct investment that is being seen in the nation.

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  • bfstrog
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    Reminds me of some other leader that says his policies are working. Cue unintended consequences
    16 Dec 2011, 11:40 AM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    Guess he can't control the weather either.
    16 Dec 2011, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • losbronces
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    Yes, but in Venezuela criticism of the government is punishable with jail time. There is a big difference when people are not allowed to speak out.

     

    Also, in a dictatorship the results of an election are a foregone conclusion. He has no worries about elections.
    16 Dec 2011, 11:49 AM Reply Like
  • coddy0
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    losbronces
    but in Venezuela criticism of the government is punishable with jail time.
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    have you noticed that when in here people complaining about too big Government, non effective Government, intrusive Government and corrupt Government, these people are branded by some media
    as anti Government
    16 Dec 2011, 12:15 PM Reply Like
  • Poor Texan
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    Don't expect this to be a learning moment for our intelligentsia.
    16 Dec 2011, 12:00 PM Reply Like
  • nelman
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    I have an idea, let's try this in the USA and call it "Hope and Change", yeah that's the ticket......
    16 Dec 2011, 12:01 PM Reply Like
  • User 487974
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    I cannot for the life of me believe that his suffering people haven't taken him, Evo the idiot Morales and the other communist a-holes down there and inflicted a serious "Mussolini" on them for all the world to see!
    Obama and his butt buddy south of the border are two kindred spirits and deserve each other!
    Hey Barry, why not cancel the vacation in Hawaii and jet down to see Hugo?
    The two of you make me want to PUKE!
    Jerry
    16 Dec 2011, 01:34 PM Reply Like
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