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Aló Presidente, Tienes Comida?

February 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The Washington Post reports that price controls on food in Venezuela have (try not to bruise your jaw on the floor here) led to endemic shortages. But don’t worry, the government knows just how to fix the problem:

Government officials dismiss any problems with price controls, while state TV has begun running tickers urging the public to “denounce the hoarders and speculators” through a toll-free phone number.

“The weight of the law will be felt, and we demand punishment,” Information Minister Willian Lara said Wednesday.

Fortunately, Hugo Chavez can just focus the will of the people through the power ring given him by the Guardians of OA to create solid thought-forms in the shape of cold cuts.

Tags: Economics



2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 C.Flores Sr. // Feb 25, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Hoarding food to especulate it is nothing new, it was done during the government of Dr.Allende in Chile, sadly he didn’t have the legal mechanism to confiscate and close the especulators and profiteers. I hope the Venezuelans use the law to close, fine and jailed the criminal saboteurs for a long, long time.

  • 2 Mario // Apr 9, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    The fact of speculate with the food is one of the worst sins that the humankind has to fight, there’s no way to allow that kind of things and the Venezuelans need to fight that dictator of Hugo Chavez