This is what Chavez is telling the Venezuelan public about the USA:
Here’s the translation, incoherence and all. If you use this translation, please credit me:
“This [Venezuela’s] percentage is one of the highest in the continent for health spending. Do you know where the government spends almost nothing on health? In the United States. It’s all pure capitalism, compadre. Nothing on health and nothing on social security.
“See how much poverty and misery have increased in the US in the last few years.
“That’s why today the President of the US was saying, when talking about Fidel’s decision, or was asking himself what it meant for the Cuban people, that there was hope for the Cuban people to stop suffering!
“What must be said, what must be done about, in my criteria, is to take the President of the US’s words and return them to him. Because, if something has increased in these years in the US, it’s the suffering of its people. Social crisis, violence breaking out everywhere, hunger, misery, drug trafficking, drug addiction, businesses going broke, thousands and thousands homeless, economic crisis, economic recession, unemployment!
“At least this gentleman will be leaving soon. At least, because that one’s really leaving.
“Uh, Ah, Bush si se va, (Bush is leaving).
“Hopefully there will come a government in the US that instead of spending, look, it’s millions and millions of dollars on military spending to invade peoples, to build atomic bombs; They are building weapons for a gallactic war, we don’t know against whom, against the Martians, maybe, the gallaxy war. Missile shields, and I don’t know what many other things, invisible planes.
“But it’s that they spend thousands of millions of dollars on military spending, neglecting their own people. Hopefully there will soon come a government in the US that will take care of that people, the one we also love, the one we also respect, because it’s a people which deserves respect, they are human beings same as us.”
As the Noticias 24 article notes, Chavez forgot to mention his own military spending.
What’s even funnier that this crap Chavez spewed out, is the comments section. Among the few clean comments,
Hopefully there will soon come a government in the US that will take care of that people
Take the revolution to them
leave us alone,
we’re unworthy of all this privilege!
Humor aside, every time Chavez has a chance he’s telling Venezuelans that there are severe food shortages in the US because Costco is limiting the sale of commercial sized 20 lbs bags of rice (not the retail size bags) to four per customer.
And now for a reality check:
Take a look at the lines for milk in Venezuela:
A las 7:15 de la mañana cerca del estadio de Guaraguao-Anzoategui (el Estado donde actualmente se extrae y procesa mas petroleo), la gente fue ubicada en una estructura metalica para hacer la cola que le permitiria comprar dos kilos de leche por persona. La venta estuvo a cargo de Pdvsa.
At 7:15AM near Guaraguao-Anzoategui stadium (in the state which presently produces and processes the most oil), people were placed in a metal structure to stand in line for buying two kilos of milk per person. PDVSA was in charge of the sale.
While this is going on, this article at Nueva Prensa talks about how many people in Cambalache are living off what they can scavenge at the local dump,
Ortiz indicó que pese a que la venta de cartón, el papel y el vidrio se ha reducido, otros productos como el plástico de las botellas, equipos de música, sillas y poncheras se ha incrementado, generando ganancias monetarias para sus recolectores.
Ortiz stated that even when the sale of cardboard, paper and glass has decreased, other items, such as plastic bottles, musical instruments, and chairs, has increased generating income for the scavengers.
Rest assured, sandalistas everywhere will spin this as an exemplary ecologically aware miracle brought about by the Bolivarian Revolution.
Welcome, Instapundit readers. Here are my other posts on Latin America this week:
Expect more food shortages and black markets in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba
Paraguay: Fernando Lugo, Hugo’s latest buddy
The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean
and The Puerto Rican Pre-Raphaelites.
And on a different subject, this week we talked to Expelled producer Mark Matthis in our podcast.