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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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We know where they are headed. Transformation to a typical Communist hell hole; and they're sledding fast.

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First they came for the unoriginal cartoonists, but I did not protest because I was not an unoriginal cartoonist....
 

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

**** ém all
 

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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?

(/irony)
 

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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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Chavez just got slapped by the invisible hand.
 

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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.


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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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. :mrgreen:
 

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Hey...come on...not ALL socialist dictatorships end up this way...
 

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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. :mrgreen:
You like getting crap thrown at ya? :)

That said, she is genetically gifted.

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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.
I'd be glued to the TV waiting for Hugo to be drawn and quartered by his own people in the streets. How awesome would that be to see yet another tin pot dictator meet his end by the same people he oppressed? :popcorn:
 

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I'd be glued to the TV waiting for Hugo to be drawn and quartered by his own people in the streets. How awesome would that be to see yet another tin pot dictator meet his end by the same people he oppressed? :popcorn:
I with ya on this one, yet I am thinking if this country continues to go down the same path as Venezuela, we to will meet the same fate.
 

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I with ya on this one, yet I am thinking if this country continues to go down the same path as Venezuela, we to will meet the same fate.
That system/mentality is an equal opportunity destroyer.

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That system/mentality is an equal opportunity destroyer.

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I agree and the shame of it all is that mentality has finally come to power here at home, and most of us knew it was coming yet we remained apathedic, lets all hope a awakening is coming..
 
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