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… Ouch ! A Stunning Rejection of Maduro [#Venezuela][#Chavez][#socialism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,December 12th,2015

.. the Chavistas adopted economics [i.e. , socialism] , and look at what a grand old mess it has made : …

.. [-] oil — Venezuela is one of the most richly endowed oil rich nations in the Western Hemisphere . it is able to produce more than 2.5 million barrels / day , but the output has been sliding over the last 20 years . A grievous lack of investmest is the cause , and the Chavistas wonder why ?? …

.. [-] more oil more oil — Venezuela is also blessed with one of the largest oil shale regions in the the world . The region ,called the Orinioco , has an estimated 250 billion to 300 billion barrels of proven reserves . That would make it more than double the size of the reserves of any Middle Eastern nation . Yet , their development has barely scratched the surface . A grievous lack of capital investment is crying out to exploit this region. Guess why ??

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. now all of the years of gross economic mismanagement has caught up to the Chavistas . Hugo Chavez has been dead and buried for a couple of years , but his successor , Nicloas Maduro , has to live with the economic RUINS OF WHAT Chavez – style socialism has wrought ..

.. The Venezuelan conservative opposition has [miraculously] won almost a 3/4ths majority in the Venezuelan national Assembly . With that majority [presuming Maduro and his cronies allow it to stand] , the opposition can do quite a bit to reform Venezuelan society ..

.. I wish them luck . Maduro and what is left of the remaining chaveztas will not make it easy for them to try to govern …

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… the New York Slimes should be Ashamed of Itself …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 9th,2014

.. for printing the column for the tyrant of Caracas , Nicolas Maduro , on April 2nd , 2014 .

.. given what is going in in Venezuela , with the protests , the suppression , the tyranny , and the fightback , and the Slimes lowers itself to print a peace of crap like THAT …

.. [h/t — BabaluBlog]..
.. [link] to the commentary …

.. Maduro is a shell of Chavez . He will be extremely lucky to last the year alive and in power . There are only so many Cubans that will be tolerated in Venezuela , and it will trigger a reaction by a great mass of the population . Even the Chavistas cannot be happy with what is going on …

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… What Nicholas Maduro is Counting On …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 3rd,2014

.. what can he count on ??? …

.. [-] the shameful indifference of other Latin American leaders — they have a habit of not intervening in each other ‘ s affairs . When they do , it is usually far too late …

.. [-] the dymanic moves of other foreign leaders — potentially Vladimir Putin ..

.. [-] the lack of strong action by the ObamaCraps  — so what else is new ?? …

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… Venezuela Protest Sign of The Day …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 23rd,2014

.. this one is a really funny one , courtesy of BabaluBlog …

... maduro ... tyrant ... SOS ! ...

… maduro … tyrant … SOS ! …

.. may I ” butt ” in …. nice one , Alberto , and thanks to those brave Venezuelans who participated in the real ” cheeky ” protest …

.. [h/t — BabaluBlog]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

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… Can the Castro Regime (in Cuba) survive without Chavez ?? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,July 25th,2013

[-] passing of Castros
soon , Fidel and Rauol will be gone . It will likely bring a new generation of leaders to the fore . These folks will not be as wedded to the Communism of the Castros , and will be forced into reforms .
[-] spreading of “special zones”
the need for more internally generated $$ will force the regime to open up . the needs to meet the demands of the surrounding democratic powers (Mexico , Canada , & yes , the U.S.) will force it .

More and more special zones will be created . it will create problems with corruption , but it will also create opportunities . The needs of the zones , plus the needs of the new players , will force the regime to open state firms to competitors . And the state firms will not last long against the competition , unless they reform themselves , and find a way to survive .

[-] economic realities of 21st century economy
Cuba is stuck in a 1950s to early 1960s economy . Eventually , the need for change will force them to join everyone else in the 21st century .

[-] Maduro ‘ s eventual fall
Nicolas Maduro will not last long . The corruption , and an eventual decline in oil prices (in part from fracking in the U.S.) , and the lack of investment $$ in the Orinoco region (which is itself frackable oil) will  bring Maduro down by a coup , and then new and free elections , which will publicize the Chavezcista corruption , and sweep away the socialism , including the support of Cuba & other nations .

[-] both nation ‘ s fear of the Church
Cuba has never been able to fully combat the power of the Catholic Church . If they cannot , do you think that Venezuela can . You have to be nuts to think so .

..Despite the rhetoric of the Chavistas, the Cuba-Venezuela relationship is decidedly lopsided. It is mostly a relationship of convenience that seems decidedly biased toward Cuba. Official Cuba has worried that the post-Chavez era would see the end of this special relationship. Their anxieties were exacerbated by the close margin of victory Chavez acolyte Nicolas Maduro received, and the fact that his challenger Henrique Capriles made the alliance an election issue.  Maduro traveled to Havana to meet with the regime to reassure them of his commitment to Commandante Chavez’s vision of an enduring alliance.  The next Venezuelan presidential election could change this calculation. Since the Cuban public doesn’t enjoy the freedom to choose its leaders, any changes to the alliance will almost certainly happen only as a result of Venezuela’s voters having a change of heart. Until then, two of the most intolerant and repressive regimes in the Americas will maintain their relationship addiction with the citizenry paying the highest price.

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… apparantly , Chavez cheated …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… what else is new ?!?! …

…well , Hugo Chavez “won” re – election , although the folks who conducted exit polls (not many, though) figured out that Chavez lost to his challenger . His opponent , Henrique Capriles , a former state governor , more than likely won the race …

… God willing , Capriles will still be around for a long time . Thankfully , Chavez will not . From the news reports , Chavez still has cancer . For all the efforts of the Cuban (not Venezuelans) to act to cure it , Chavez has not  been cured . So , more than likely , Chavez ‘ s lemmings will have one hell of a succession battle once Hugo assumes “room temperature” …

… those lemmings will try to rule as a dictatorship , but there will likely not be the economic , financial , or military support to do so . it will force a military coup ,  and eventually fully free post – Chavez elections , getting rid of the Bolivarian scum …

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