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Chavez Giving Middle Class Real-Estate to the Poor

hugo chavezNo surprise here, but Venezuala’s dictator, Hugo Chavez has decided that it’s perfectly fine for people to squat on the land belonging to middle and upper class citizens.

Hugo Chávez has sent out troops to take over farms and urged the poor to occupy “unused” land in wealthy areas of Caracas, prompting a wave of squats that is rattling Venezuela’s middle class.

Chavez is taking applying a strategy similar to Mao Tse-Tung’s which involved the nationalization of banks and industry as well as the redistribution of land from wealthy landowners to the peasants.  Hugo is slowly nationalizing all industry both foreign and domestic.  Radio and TV stations, oil production and much more have already been nationalized and he’s threatened the entire banking sector.

The more-recent policy of allowing squatters to take land from rightful owners is a direct result of the failure of Hugo Chavez’s version of Socialism.

Under Chávez the government has built fewer than 40,000 units a year – some say only 24,000 – in contrast to previous governments, which averaged 70,000.

It shouldn’t shock any of my readers that this government is failing its people.  By going deep into the play books of Lenin and Marx, Hugo Chavez has managed to thrust his country into poverty, destroy its industry and reduce housing production by almost half.  Now he’s letting the people he’s made homeless steal the land that other’s had worked and saved to purchase.  This move is making other industries fearful that they will be the next on to become the property of the nation of Venezuela.

Even hotels have become skittish since being asked to host those displaced by the floods. They have obliged, but some proprietors now worry they will be the next industry to be nationalised.

.. and they have every right to be nervous, Hugo’s record for taking over businesses is lengthy.  This is just a smattering of what he’s expropriated:

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  1. Muffin says:

    All people should have land and somewhere to live. He has decreased poverty and was held as one of the 100 most influential people in Time magazine in 2005 and 2006. The problem in America is the huge wealth gap. I applaud him for trying to make sure that everyone in Venezuela is taken care of, not just the rich. I believe that most of the propaganda against him is deceptive, as the leaders of America want to keep the gap between the rich and poor, and make it bigger.

  2. Daniel says:

    A very organized, well written article. This leads me to ask your readers a heavy question: “Why isn’t the Obama administration speaking against these violations of property rights?” How about Hillary Clinton and our State department speaking up about this instead of making false claims against Arizona to the UN?
    This lunatic Chavez and his quest for Socialism in Venezuela, coupled with his well-documented cozy relationship with Iran and it’s dictator, is a dangerous combination when considered it is in South America. That is way too close to the USA for this not to be addressed by our Government. Sanctions are in order. Give them a two-for one sanction package. Sanction Venezuela for its human rights violations, and sanction Mexico for its complicity in the flooding of drugs and illegal immigrants into our country. Money talks. They are hurting their own people and our nation by not helping secure their own border. Sanctions, sanctions sanctions.