Posts Tagged ‘chavez’

Did Chavez’ Pick Steal the Election in Venezuela? (Greg Palast for Vice Magazine)

“Chavez invested Venezuela’s oil wealth into social programs including state-run food markets, cash benefits for poor families, free health clinics and education programs. But those gains were meager compared with the spectacular construction projects that oil riches spurred in glittering Middle Eastern cities, including the world’s tallest building in Dubai and plans for branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums in Abu Dhabi.” (AP 3/5/13)