June 5, 2014

Poverty Soars in Venezuela

Juan Nagel, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

When the Venezuelan government defends itself from its critics, it usually points to declining poverty rates as proof of its success. For a while, this worked; poverty figures indeed improved during a portion of the chavista years. But the days when poverty was a winning issue for chavismo are over. Official statistics now show that poverty is rising...

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