It's all the fault of socialism, you say?cassowary wrote: ↑Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:35 pmIt is true that Chavez's daughter is rich. The Chavez certainly redistributed money to themselves. But those who supported them got their share too. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is always popular because the Peters are always outnumbered by the Pauls. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is the crux of Socialism. It does not work.Doc wrote: ↑Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:20 pm
The wealth distribution model is wealth distribution to the leadership and their families As I recall Chavez's daughter is now one of the richest people in Venezuela is not all of South America. Not bad for the daughter of the leader of a failed coup detat who should have never been allowed to run for public office Much like HItler....
Oh, yeah sure! As though a long list of Venezuelan governments unconnected to socialism BEFORE Chavez had not dipped their hands into the till:
Read up on it and squirm inwardly, Cassowary.
(quote)The history of Venezuela has been mired with "persistent and intense presence of corruption". In 1991, author Ruth Capriles wrote The history of corruption in Venezuela is the history of our democracy depicting the many instances of corruption in the country. In 1997, Pro Calidad de Vida, a Venezuelan NGO claimed that some $100 billion from oil revenue has been misused in the preceding 25 years(unquote).
Umm...1997 and the 25 years prior to that occurred BEFORE Chavez gained power.
So if H V Chavez did take care of his own daughter (and so far all of the allegations I have read on this website insinuate that she made that vast sum corruptly, without any proof supplied that she did so) then he was arguably acting in conformity to a time-honoured Venezuelan tradition.
Just because a Latino politician markets himself under the label "socialist" does not mean that he has ceased to be a Latino - steeped in their local tradition.
Cassowary, I understand that you regard socialism and anything associated with it with utter distaste: but I cannot believe that you would be absolutely ignorant of such things as cultural factors influencing the behaviour of figures in public life like that. So I have concluded that in your extreme bias you are being deliberately ingenuous; like some dishonorable politician using any plausible lie he can come up with to besmirch the public image of a political rival into disrepute.