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  •  Statistics seem questionable to me... (0+ / 0-)

    If extreme poverty is one third of what it was, and unemployment has halved, why has violence gone up?  If things were going so well, you would expect violence to be down, or at least remain constant.  

    Also, 31% inflation is basically nightmarish.  That's basically a sign of a failed economic system, where the currency is constantly debased.  

    Obviously a lot of people in Venezuela like Chavez.  Unfortunately, he seems to be quite authoritarian, and it's not clear he actually knows what he's doing, regardless of how well intentioned he might be.  

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