Saturday, February 9, 2008

Chris Hedges talks Venezuala

I don't know a ton about this specific little dictator, but I know that the United States of America is widely hated in places where freedom is despised.

Socialist Venezuela Crumbles As Chavez’s Failures Mount

Venezuela dictator Hugo Chavez and his country are learning the hard way as socialism’s failures grind what should be a paradise — Venezuela has oil riches — into the ground with economic and social problems.

Simon Romero of the New York Times reports how socialism is failing the citizens of Venezuela:

These should be the best of times for Venezuela, blessed with the largest conventional oil reserves outside the Middle East and oil prices near record highs. But this country’s economic and social problems have become so acute lately that President Hugo Chávez is facing an unusual onslaught of criticism, even from his own supporters, about his management of the country. …

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