The Devil’s Excrement — here is an explanation for the name of the blog:
Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, referred to oil as the devil’s excrement. For countries, easy wealth appears indeed to be the sure path to failure. Venezuela might be a clear example of that.
The article focuses quite well on matters Venezuelan. This article on media “leanings” toward el Presidente Chávez reminds me that although in the United States we have similar media “leanings” toward President Obama, it is worse in Venezuela.
You have to give it to the Chavistas, they are masters at manipulating public opinion and the media. They denounce a Bs. 40,000 cash donation by a Bolivarian contractor to a Capriles supporter and sooner than you can say “Concha ‘e mango”, everyone starts slipping on it from the press, to social media to blogs.
I mean, this is the country where a Deputy asked where US$ 19 billion went and nothing happened.
-Where a suitcase with US$ 800,000 arrived in Argentina in a plane full of PDVSA people and nothing happened.
-Where US$ 100 million were spent on 10,000 housing units made in Uruguay and only 11 were built.
-Where the President of BBVA Spain was removed for giving Chavez a US$ 1 million illegal donation (in both countries) and nothing happened.
-Where PDVSA gave US$ 500 million to a flight by night hedge fund run by their buddies…
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