Comerso, a new government-run retail chain which seeks to sell its products at "socialist" prices
My favorite recent Hugo stunt was when he announced that the wildly popular Venezuelan soap operas, known as culebrones, are now going to have to be based on “socialist themes.” Sounds exciting!
They used to be Venezuelan versions of “Dallas,” all sex and bling. So maybe now they’ll show socialist sex offered by citizens to the commissars to increase their coffee ration, and socialist bling where Hugo steals all the private property? Those are socialist themes allright...
“Comerso, a new government-run retail chain which seeks to sell its products at “socialist” prices”
And they’ll become just like the Soviet GUM store, where the prices are so high that only High Party Officials and the Well-connected Rich can afford to shop there.
The Peons will be forced on to the Black market for every day goods.
Welcome to Socialism!
Chavez hasn't come up with anything new.