February 21, 2014

Chavez's Deadly Endgame in Venezuela

Megan McArdle, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

It seems to me that this was always the inevitable end game to the disastrous policies of the late President Hugo Chavez. Diverting funds from capital investment into the nation's oil fields was politically popular. But it was also disastrous.

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TAGGED: Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela

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