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    Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

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    Mountains of rotting food found at a government warehouse, soaring prices and soldiers raiding wholesalers accused of hoarding: Food supply is the latest battle in President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution.

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says government-led raids of food markets will reverse exploitation of the poor, whom he needs for political support.

    Venezuelan army soldiers swept through the working class, pro-Chavez neighborhood of Catia in Caracas last week, seizing 120 tons of rice along with coffee and powdered milk that officials said was to be sold above regulated prices.

    Much of the wasted food, including powdered milk and meat, was found last month in the buildup to legislative elections in September. The scandal is humiliating for Chavez, who accuses wealthy elites of fueling inflation and causing shortages of products such as meat, sugar and milk by hoarding food.

    "They are not going to stop us in the plan, which is to give the people what is their right," Chavez said Friday during the inauguration of a supermarket chain the government bought this year from French retailer Casino.

    Food prices are up 41 percent in the last 12 months ... despite the government's growing network of state-run supermarkets that sell at discounts of up to 40 percent and are popular with his poor supporters.

    Fighting back, Chavez says he is in an economic war against the "parasitic bourgeoisie" that tries to convince Venezuelans that socialism does not work by twisting facts and taking advantage of honest mistakes.

    "They know where we are headed, we are going to take from the Venezuela bourgeoisie the hegemony of dominance in this country," Chavez, who calls himself a Marxist, said to applause from supporters on his TV show on Sunday.
    We know where they are headed. Transformation to a typical Communist hell hole; and they're sledding fast.

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    Re: Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

    Hugo Chavez is doing a wonderful job . . .




    . . . turning his nation into the Western Hemisphere's version of North Korea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    We know where they are headed. Transformation to a typical Communist hell hole; and they're sledding fast.

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    Communism is for illiterate peasants and intellectuals. Latin America is full of both.

    **** ém all

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    We know where they are headed. Transformation to a typical Communist hell hole; and they're sledding fast.

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    What a shock, huh? I mean, who'da thought?

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    Re: Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

    next will be a coup and a good old fashion Latin one to boot..it will last for years and it will take decades for Venezuela to recover if at all.

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    Re: Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

    Chavez just got slapped by the invisible hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Chavez just got slapped by the invisible hand.
    What?..Chuck Norris gargling peanut butter again.

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    Re: Hugo Chavez Spearheads Raids as Food Prices Skyrocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    First they came for the unoriginal cartoonists, but I did not protest because I was not an unoriginal cartoonist....
    LOL...
    But you know they will coming after your ass eventually too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    What a shock, huh? I mean, who'da thought?

    (/irony)
    Certainly not Belefonte, Glover, Penn, Stacey, or Campbell (Naomi).

    I'm sure they claiming this story to be a Capitalist tissue of lice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    LOL...
    But you know they will coming after your ass eventually too.






    Certainly not Belefonte, Glover, Penn, Stacey, or Campbell (Naomi).

    I'm sure they claiming this story to be a Capitalist tissue of lice.

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    Naomi Campbell is a Chavez-lover??

    Dude, I wish you hadn't told me that.

    There goes a whole bunch of fantasies right out the window.

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