The unfulfilled promises of Hugo Chavez

Most people who follow the news on Latin America, myself included, tend to think Hugo Chávez has done much good for the poor. Unfortunately, this is not true.  “Neither official statistics nor independent estimates show any evidence that Chávez has reoriented state priorities to benefit the poor,” writes Francisco Rodriguez, Chief Economist of the Venezuelan National Assembly 2000-2004. Read his article and learn what’s really going in.


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