I was meaning to write about it but in France Center left paper Le Monde beat me to it.
In next year budget, the Miraflores Palace budget increases by, hold yourself tight, 638%!
Meanwhile the education budget goes down, but the weapon purchase budget seems to make it out OK.
Economic crisis Chavez style. Close to delirium as they stop any pretense.....
Meanwhile the word, astounded, observes the Mugabization of Venezuela.
UPDATE: some of you complain that I am forcing you to read French. Fear not, El Pais of Madrid also notices the immoral budget increase for Chavez own needs. In Spanish. The author, Maye Primera, takes an exquisite pleasure at contrasting the "3 minute shower" speech of Chavez with the reality of his budget asking 84,000 USD of toiletries. I suppose that amount will include "dry shampoo"?