So I went and dug some figures recently. Numbers cited come from the World Bank, and official chavista institutions. Hugo Chavez is a peculiar dictator. A dictator, nonetheless, that has not had the need to kill, or disappear, thousands of foes. He just buys them off. When that fails, he kills its foes' public personas, or gets his courts to accuse and imprison them on trumped charges. No one can touch him. No fortune in Venezuela is large enough to compete, to counter him. Since his arrival in Venezuela's presidency in 1999, Chavez has enjoyed a GDP of $2 trillion. Give or take. Hugo Chavez is, the $2 trillion dictator. Hugo Chavez has enjoyed an income larger than what the previous 8 administrations got COMBINED, between 1958 and 1998.
|Comparison of number of houses|
built, by Chavez and predecessors.
Now, let's hear what Human Rights Watch has to say about democratic credentials of the $2 trillion dictator...