Venezuela: Chavistas rolling in dough
American lefties declare to the end that “Chavez improved the economy drastically and ameliorated poverty drastically” because GDP went up and Hugo supposedly “reduced inequality”.
Only that “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” in Hugoland:
Raúl Gorrín and Gustavo Perdomo, Globovisión owners leave socialism behind on visits to Miami
The Senate and the House of Representatives are working simultaneously on two bills to penalize corruption and human rights violations in Venezuela after the government of President Nicolás Maduro cracked down on opponents demonstrating against his regime.
The sale of Globovisión was a big blow to the Venezuelan people, for it shut down the last channel that challenged the government’s censorship of opposition media.
The news channel’s programming changed dramatically during the weeks after the sale, and prominent journalists resigned when the new owners tried to impose a gag rule.
The owners could not be reached for comment.
Gorrín, who is also the majority shareholder of the Venezuelan insurance company Seguros La Vitalicia, has made efforts to demonstrate in Venezuela that he supports the ideals of 21st century socialism, which advocates a less capitalistic and more equal society.
He once said on Globovisión that the “time has come for humanist entrepreneurs.”
“We have to go from Social Responsibility to real commitment … and our commitment is for life, like a marriage, for as long as we agree that the help should go to the needy,” he said.
His Miami lifestyle, however, is far different from the socialist rhetoric.
Gorrín and Perdomo own several properties in Cocoplum, one of South Florida’s most expensive areas, with two of them valued at more than $4 million each, according to the documents obtained by El Nuevo Herald.
One of the properties, the one used by Gorrín and his family when he visits, is located at 144 Isla Dorada Blvd. and is valued at almost $4.4 million.
The property, with five bedrooms and six baths, has access to the bay and a small berth to dock yachts.
Perdomo owns a house that’s 6,203 square feet, acquired in October 2011 for $3.5 million by Magus Holding II Corp, in which Perdomo is listed as director.
The amount of oil revenues spent in the U.S. by highly-placed chavistas boggles the mind. I have recommended Casto Ocando’s book, Chavistas en el Imperio: Secretos, Tácticas y Escándalos de la Revolución Bolivariana en Estados Unidos, which details the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Last month Javier Ceriani of the Spanish-language TV program AQP went to the locations owned by Raúl Gorrín and Gustavo Perdomo, among them the house Gorrín owns at Islands of Cocoplum in Miami. I posted the videos in Spanish here.
Yachts, Mercedeses, Maseratis, and mansions for the ones on top of the political pyramid: what socialism for the 21st century is really about.