Socialism and Distraction

by baldilocks From Reuters: Venezuelan activists are increasingly posting details of locations and lifestyles of leftist officials and their families, depicting them as thriving off corruption while the population struggles to eat in a devastating economic crisis. The social media blitzes, targeting officials and their business partners, relatives and even lovers, are another weapon in … Continue reading Socialism and Distraction

Five things you should know about Venezuela

Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, but most of it is extra-heavy crude oil. Under the rule of Hugo Chávez, oil accounted for 95% of the country's total exports. As Chávez fired 20,000 PDVSA employees and replaced the government-owned oil company's staff with chavistas while neglecting infrastructure , oil production has … Continue reading Five things you should know about Venezuela

Venezuela: The Left vs. reality

by Fausta Rodríguez Wertz Lefties firmly believe the deceased Hugo Chavez "improved the economy drastically and ameliorated poverty drastically" because GDP went up, and fewer people were living below the poverty line by the time he died last year. The numbers are there: GDP did go up, and yes, fewer people were listed as living … Continue reading Venezuela: The Left vs. reality

Hugo Chavez Dead, his Venezuelan enablers still live

There seems to be a lot of celebration on Twitter Hugo Chavez is dead. Today is a good day for freedom! Woot!— Jason Mattera (@JasonMattera) March 5, 2013 and some snark Looks like our invite to Hugo Chavez for #BlogBash didn't make it in time. #CPAC2013— Blog Bash (@BlogBashOrg) March 5, 2013 over the death … Continue reading Hugo Chavez Dead, his Venezuelan enablers still live

I’m only reading about this now?

Fausta blogs about a story that hasn't generated a lot of press: On Aug. 22, 2010, at Iran’s suggestion, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosted senior leaders of Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in a secret summit at military intelligence headquarters at the Fuerte Tiuna compound in southern Caracas. Among those present were Palestinian … Continue reading I’m only reading about this now?

Unclear on the concept of an embargo

Apparently the rules about trading with nations that support terror are a bit more flexible than they should be: While you were busy getting ready for Christmas,U.S. Approved Business With Blacklisted Nations Despite sanctions and trade embargoes, over the past decade the United States government has granted special licenses allowing American companies to do billions … Continue reading Unclear on the concept of an embargo

How to recognize dictators from quite a long way away #37

They attack anything that facilitates the uncensored passing of information among people they rule: Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced that he now considers Twitter messages and social networking as terrorist threats. He is quoted in this Spanish-language news report as calling for more state control over the internet. via who else but Glenn. Meanwhile … Continue reading How to recognize dictators from quite a long way away #37

And with the six degrees of seperation post attacking Sarah Palin…

... on his blog tonight lgf officially jumps the shark. Just for fun lets take a look at how long it's been since Charles hit Hugo Chavez. The last hit is April of this year. Ol' Hugo hasn't done one odd thing since then, no sir. Now lets do the same search for Sarah Palin. … Continue reading And with the six degrees of seperation post attacking Sarah Palin…