Nowadays in Venezuela Hugo “The Clown” Chavez has expropriated private property, silenced the press, restricted the movement of his countrymen and he has virtually enslaved citizens.
Cuban technocrats essentially run the country. Chavez lends money to Castro who repays with his exports of social workers, technicians and medical personnel.
What about crime? On average, there is a murder per hour. We hear about 28,000 deaths in Mexico due to drug-related crimes. How does the Mexican murder rate compare with that of Venezuela? There have been 43,792 homicides in Venezuela over the same time period.
This is the end of socialism: a society plagued by crime, impoverishment, loss of freedoms and virtual imprisonment.
Says Maria Corina Machado, “You can’t work where you want, you can’t buy what you want, your property isn’t yours: is this not slavery?”
Maria Corina Machado is a Venezuelan lawmaker, devout Catholic and outspoken critic of the Chavez regime.