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Chavez is supposedly a saint for "helping" the poor, when in reality all he did was throw some crumbs at them. He didn't eradicate poverty in Venezuela; he just made them even more dependent on the government. He gave tons of money away to other countries, yet Venezuela's streets are full of potholes, the hospitals are falling apart, the electrical grid is unreliable, the crime rate is sky high, the prisons are bursting at the seams, the oil refineries are exploding, the state oil company is run by a bunch of incompetent morons, etc.
When I left Venezuela, the mountains were full of shacks...nowadays there are even more shacks.
The Venezuelan government is judge and executioner. They wrote a new constitution, yet they break rules whenever they feel like it. Don't like what a judge said? Throw him in jail and accuse him of corruption or something.
Look up "Maria Lourdes Afiuni" or "Ivan Simonovis" or "Franklin Brito".
Oh, and let's not even talk about how they've lined their pockets...they make all the previous governments look like a bunch of amateurs.
Chavez created a cult of personality by stirring up resentment among the poor.
And who needs a "re-education" camp when you're constantly bombarded with the government's propaganda anywhere you go--on billboards, on TV, painted on the walls. Chavez had his own TV show on Sundays...he would just spout industrial amounts of BS for 6-7 hours.
They even desecrated Bolivar's tomb. How would you feel if someone dug up George Washington just to take a look at his bones?
You go to the supermarket and the shelves are empty. No chicken, no rice, no sugar, no flour, no TOILET PAPER, meat is sky high. Why? Because Chavez's government systematically destroyed the national industry.
And, yes, Citgo gasoline does suck. I stopped using it as soon as I realized my car ran way better with Shell.
MemberSince99, if you like conspiracy theories, move to Venezuela...it's like living in a conspiracy theory. As my dad likes to say, Venezuela is an imaginary country that exists only in the minds of those who have lived there.
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