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Venezuelan state governor: Cuba inefficient at mang. ports, food dist. ["bleeding them dry"]
Mimai Herald ^ | August 19, 2012 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO

Posted on 08/20/2012 2:49:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Hugo Chávez’s government has granted Cuba key concessions in Venezuela’s food distribution system by making the island its purchasing agent abroad as well as its seaport manager — activities that represent a fabulous business for the Castro brothers while generating more scarcity and huge losses for Venezuela.

The governor of the state of Carabobo,Henrique Salas Feo, said that a great part of the problems of scarcity and cost of living increases in Venezuela could be attributed to the corruption of people close to its government and Cuba’s inefficiency managing the facilities at Puerto Cabello.

“Puerto Cabello is the entry gate to Venezuela;it handles 80percent of everything that enters or leaves the country, but since the Cubans took over, things are getting worse by the day, which is affecting Venezuelans’ daily life,” Salas said in a telephone interview with El Nuevo Herald.

“The economic reality of all Venezuelans depends on the good management of the port,but imported goods are incurring in enormous delays that create scarcity and increase costs that end up transferred to the consumer,”..

According to the governor’s estimates, poor port management and corruption are provoking a 30-day delay in containers entering the country,which contrasts with the 72hours it took before Cubans took control.

The port terminal is of particular importance due to the severe deterioration of the Venezuelan productivity as a result of government policies, which has increased the dependence on imports, he said.

The situation created by expropriations, the strict currency exchange control and the system that controls pricing is leading Venezuela to go abroad to acquire basic consumer products.

The Chávez administration has also granted concessions to Cuban enterprises to acquire products abroad, a situation that lends itself to corruption.

“[The Cubans] control everything that comes in and goes out......

....“They are bleeding the country dry,”.....

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bribe; castro; chavez; communism; corruption; cuba; food; venzuela

1 posted on 08/20/2012 2:49:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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....“They are bleeding the country dry,”.....

Looks like that Chavez Hopey Changey thing is working out really well for them. The people of Venezuela did not need the Cubans to run their ports before good ole Hugu came along, now did they? I estimate that after only two years of a Romney/Ryan administration that we will see a counter revolution in Venezuela. As evidenced by this article, the majority people there remember how it used to be.

2 posted on 08/20/2012 3:04:13 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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Romney Condemns Obama View of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez as Harmless Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama for suggesting in a television interview that Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez poses little threat to the United States.

“This is Chavez who has invited Iran in, who has invited Hezbollah,” said the former Massachussetts governor, who is the expected GOP presidential nominee. “Hezbollah, of course, being a surrogate and a proxy for Iran would potentially have access to weapons that could be used against us. This is Chavez who champions the Bolivarian Revolution movement and is spreading dictatorships and tyranny throughout Latin America.”

“It’s an extraordinary admission on the part of this president to be completely out of touch with what’s happened in Latin America,” Romney said."....


3 posted on 08/20/2012 3:09:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Those two POS truly belong in Hell. Wish I could help speed their trip.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 3:40:22 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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August 20, 2012 - Daily Caller: Former union boss at Occupy event: Our goal is to ‘overthrow the capitalist system and build communism’ [VIDEO]
5 posted on 08/20/2012 4:13:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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“Golash said he and his comrades are “trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe.”

In a phrase, moron: THEY DON’T WORK!

Class dismissed, idiot; time to join Football Head & I’m-A-Dinner-Jacket, in hell!


6 posted on 08/20/2012 4:32:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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Dictatorships are always corrupt, after all they are modeled feudal/warlord systems of the past.


7 posted on 08/20/2012 5:14:51 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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“The economic reality of all Venezuelans depends on the good management of the port,but imported goods are incurring in enormous delays that create scarcity and increase costs that end up transferred to the consumer,”..

Lord, and it was bad 37 years ago when I lived there! You had to bribe the port officials to get a private automobile released from customs unless you were affiliated with the Embassy. Friends of mine refused to do so and their gorgeous Pontiac Trans Am sat on the dock and rusted during the 3 years they were there. It was inoperable by the time they left.

What a gorgeous country to be so poorly served by its leadership. Of course, with Chavez in charge, they should rename the whole place Carabobo (clown face).


8 posted on 08/20/2012 7:04:03 AM PDT by jagusafr
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9 posted on 08/20/2012 7:38:49 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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