Thursday, October 23, 2008

Inevitably, Venezuela Gets Worse

Reality, Reason

In Venezuelan Inevitability, I talked about how oil production in that country has dropped sharply under Hugo Chávez, and that it's not going to get any better. Well, now El Presidente has another problem to solve with his socialist1 super-duper-ness: keeping the lights on.

In a scene all but directly lifted from Atlas Shrugged,

Pastora Medina, a legislator representing San Felix and nearby cities suffering chronic power problems, this month tried to bring the issue up in the national Congress in Caracas, but the legislature's leadership refused to let her speak.

Several hours later, as the legislature discussed a South American integration plan created by Chavez, Congress itself lost power...

Stay tuned to find out what fails next in Venezuela.

1Hey, since I called Chávez a socialist did I just make him black?

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