Sunday, September 18, 2011

For your Sunday reading: how ideologies messes up countries

Juan Forero has slowly but surely evolved into a serious critic of Chavez, like in today's Washington Post, contrary to other pro Chavez writers who are exposed as frauds such as Johann Hari, be it in the Economist or in blogs that know better than the Hari of the world.

Forero's comparison of Venezuela's hubris with Colombia's realism is damning for Chavez.  He does not need to delve much in what is in stock for Venezuela: trends like the chart on the right tell it all.


  1. RabbiBulla10:04 PM

    More Sunday reading-

  2. Nice work, Juan.

    I love the beginning of the article: '“I don’t have any problems firing everyone I need to fire,” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez thundered in 2002.'

    Maybe not then, Hugo, but you do now. After all, not only are your worst sycophants still employed, but you are, too.

  3. Juan Cristóbal11:27 AM

    Wait, were you calling us unserious? Hmm, don't know where that came from.

  4. You are right. I totally agree with you, AIO.

  5. Juan Cristóbal12:36 PM

    BTW, Forero should have mentioned the underbelly of Venezuelan involvement in Colombia's oil industry. Insider trading, anyone?


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