Friday, October 12, 2012

Crude Kickbacks Between China and Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been in power for 14 years. On Sunday he earned the right to remain there for another six (though he’s battling cancer).

Chavez is often characterized as a dictator, but the truth is, Venezuela’s election process has been lauded by international observers. So if not through brute force, how does a president, whose country has the world’s highest rate of inflation (28%) and a soaring crime rate, win re-election?

Answer: He buys it....Read the entire EconMatters article

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