Sunday, January 19, 2003

At Least They Don’t Have to Deal with Plan Colombia

Economic conditions in Venezuela are degenerating at a rapid pace thanks to the general strike that is now almost two months old. Not only has OPEC member Venezuela had to begin importing gasoline, but President Chavez has begun seizing food and beverages from private suppliers and warehouses in order to keep Venezuelans fed. Chavez has vowed to stay in office at least until an August referendum on his leadership, but events promise to spiral out of control long before that.


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