Redistribuição da riqueza ao estilo Hugo Chávez

De acordo com Guillermo Chochez, ex-embaixador do Panamá na OEA, Chávez estaria morto por pelo menos 7 dias antes do anúncio oficial depois que foi desligado dos aparelhos no hospital. Chochez citou fontes do governo da Venezuela, a quem ele mantém em segredo porque deu sua palavra como jornalista.

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MARÇO 10, 2013

De acordo com socialistas, marxistas e comunistas, a sua ideologia é melhor do que as outras, porque o que está em seu núcleo é a redistribuição adequada da riqueza. Eles explicam que os ricos devem pagar a sua quota de impostos para sustentar os pobres e que o governo deve ser o único controlador na busca da chamada justiça social.

A morte de Hugo Chávez não é novidade hoje, mas talvez o seja a forma como Chávez redistribuiu a riqueza venezuelana para si mesmo e sua família. Se o fascismo corporativo é bem conhecido por seu objetivo de acumulação de poder e por roubar tudo através de acordos feitos a portas fechadas e sob a mesa, os marxistas, socialistas e comunistas são facilmente identificados por seu desejo de acumular recursos para si mesmos a traves do governo e dos partidos políticos.

A morte de Hugo Chávez não só deixa claro como o suposto líder enganou a milhões de venezuelanos e como a Venezuela está em uma situação pior do que estava em 1999, quando Chávez apareceu como líder politico. O país está mais dividido do que nunca, com o seu atual vice-presidente, Nicolas Maduro colocando a polícia e o exército nas ruas como precaução em caso de tumultos. Mas por trás de todo o espetáculo e as reações em redes sociais de amigos e inimigos, as pessoas perdem a oportunidade de ver o outro lado do caminho da Revolução Bolivariana.

Como a família de Fidel Castro em Cuba, a família de Chávez conseguiu acumular bilhões de dólares em dinheiro que foi desviado enquanto Chávez estava no poder. De acordo com a Organização Internacional de Justiça Criminal e Associados (CJIA), Hugo Chávez roubou e redistribuiu cerca de US $ 2 bilhões do comércio de petróleo do país para sua familia. CJIA estima que o ex-líder da Venezuela, fez fortuna como os oligarcas acumulam poder e controle baseado no seu modelo monopolista.

“A fortuna pessoal dos irmãos Castro foi estimada em um valor total de cerca de US $ 2 bilhões”, diz Jerry Brewer, presidente da CJIA. “A família Chávez na Venezuela acumulou uma fortuna de uma escala semelhante desde que Chávez chegou ao poder, em 1999”, acrescentou. Sua avaliação é parte de um relatório completo publicado no site da CJIA.

Além de roubar US $ 2 bilhões dos venezuelanos, Chávez também ajudou ao seu querido amigo de Fidel Castro e sua família quem receberam uma boa fatia das vendas de petróleo da Venezuela. Brewer estima que a lealdade do ditador cubano custou aos venezuelanos US $ 5 bilhões por ano, incluindo os embarques de petróleo e de outros recursos. Isto, meus amigos é a redistribuição da riqueza estilo Hugo Chávez.

O Presidente da CJIA foi além ao dizer que, atrás da transferência de fundos venezuelanos para Cuba e outros aliados de Chávez, trabalha  um grupos de mafiosos organizadas composto de criminosos que defraudaram a Venezuela de cerca de US $ 100 bilhões nos últimos 12 anos.

Os US $ 100 bilhões de dólares roubados pelo Chávez e sua gangue de bandidos dos bolsos dos venezuelanos, no entanto, é quase insignificante em comparação com o que os republicanos e os democratas roubam o povo americano, por exemplo, ou quantos milhões de dólares em impostos não são pagos por corporações internacionais para as que o governo dá tratamento especial ou que usam brechas legais para evitar o pagamento de impostos.

Facebook recentemente obteve uma isenção fiscal do governo no valor de US $ 429 milhões. Outros poderosos doadores políticos como Google, Apple e Microsoft também enviam os seus lucros para o exterior, permitindo-lhes fugir da cobrança de impostos. Google reduziu o pago de impostos por US $ 3,1 bilhões entre 2007 e 2010. Enquanto isso, a Apple esconde US $ 1 bilhão por semana em lucros que a empresa deve pagar em impostos. De acordo com uma nota do Congresso dos EUA, a Microsoft usa subsidiárias em lugares como Bermudas, México e Porto Rico para não ter que pagar cerca de US $ 6,5 bilhões em impostos.

Como é evidente, o sistema de redistribuição da riqueza ao estilo socialista nem o corporativo são “justos”, como seus defensores acreditam cegamente. Enquanto os adversários de Chávez comemoram sua morte, seus seguidores choram sua partida, certamente, em um estado  social e econômico igual ou pior do que antes que Chávez chegasse ao poder.

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Redistribución de la riqueza al estilo Hugo Chávez

Según Guillermo Chochez, un ex embajador de Panamá ante la OEA, Chávez habria muerto por lo menos 7 días antes del anuncio oficial después de haber sido desconectado del respirador. Chochez cita fuentes del gobierno de Venezuela, que dijo que no podía revelar que había dado su palabra como un periodista que él no lo haría.

POR LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MARZO 10, 2013

De acuerdo con todos los socialistas, marxistas y comunistas, su ideología es mejor que otras porque lo que esta en su punto central es la adecuada redistribución de la riqueza. Explican que los ricos deben pagar su parte de los impuestos para apoyar a los más pobres y que el gobierno debe ser el único controlador en la búsqueda de la llamada justicia social.

La muerte de Hugo Chávez no es noticias ahora, pero tal vez si lo sea la forma en que Chavez redistribuyó la riqueza venezolana a sí mismo y a su familia. Así es, si el fascismo corporativo es bien conocido por su objetivo de acumular poder y robar todo lo demás a través de negocios hechos a puerta cerrada y debajo de la mesa, en tratos secretos, los marxistas, socialistas y los comunistas se identifican fácilmente con el acaparamiento de los recursos para sí mismos.

La muerte de Hugo Chávez no solo desvela como este supuesto líder engañó a millones de venezolanos, sino como Venezuela esta en una peor situación de lo que era en 1999, cuando Chávez llegó a la luz pública. El país está más dividido que nunca, con su actual vice-presidente, Nicolás Maduro desplegando la policía y el ejército a las calles como medida preventiva en caso de que estallaran disturbios. Pero detrás de todo el espectáculo compuesto por las reacciones en las redes sociales de amigos y enemigos, la gente pierde la oportunidad de conocer el otro lado del camino de la Revolución Bolivariana.

Al igual que la familia de Castro en Cuba, la familia Chávez logró acumular miles de millones de dólares en efectivo que Chávez desvio mientras estuvo en el poder. De acuerdo con la organización Justicia Penal Internacional Asociados (CJIA), Hugo Chávez robó y redistribuyó alrededor de $ 2 mil millones de dólares del comercio de petróleo del país que ha dejado como herencia a su familia. CJIA estima que el ex líder de Venezuela, amasó una fortuna como los oligarcas acumulan poder y control a través de su modelo de negocio orientado al monopolio.

“La fortuna personal de los hermanos Castro se ha estimado en un valor total de alrededor de $ 2 mil millones”, dice Jerry Brewer, presidente de CJIA. “La familia Chávez Frías en Venezuela ha amasado una fortuna de una escala similar desde la llegada de Chávez a la presidencia en 1999”, agregó. Su evaluación es parte de un completo informe publicado por CJIA en su sitio web.

Además de robar $ 2 mil millones de los venezolanos, Chávez también se aseguró de que su querido amigo Fidel Castro y su familia recibieran una buena parte de las ventas de petróleo de Venezuela. Estimaciones de Brewer dicen que la lealtad de los Castro costo a los  venezolanos alrededor de $ 5 mil millones por año, lo que incluye envíos de petróleo y otros recursos. Esto mis amigos es la redistribución de la riqueza al estilo Hugo Chávez.

El Presidente de la CJIA fue aún más lejos al decir que detrás de la transferencia de fondos venezolanos a Cuba y otros aliados de Chávez, hay una mafia organizada compuesta por grupos criminales que han defraudado a Venezuela de cerca de $ 100 mil millones en los últimos 12 años.

Los $ 100 mil millones extraídos por Chávez y su camarilla de matones de los bolsillos de los venezolanos, sin embargo, es casi insignificante comparado con lo que los republicanos y los demócratas roban del pueblo estadounidense, por ejemplo, o cuántos millones de dólares en impuestos no son pagados por las corporaciones internacionales a las que el gobierno da tratos especiales o que usan portillos legales para  evadir el pago de impuestos.

Facebook recientemente obtuvo una exención de impuestos por parte del gobierno estadounidense que asciende a $ 429 millones. Otros donantes políticos poderosos como Google, Apple y Microsoft también envian sus ganancias al extranjero, lo que les permite evadir la recaudación de impuestos. Google redujo el pago de impuestos por $ 3,1 mil millones entre 2007 y 2010. Mientras tanto, Apple esconde $ 1 billón por semana en utilidades que la empresa debe pagar en impuestos. De acuerdo con una nota del Congreso de EE.UU., Microsoft utiliza filiales en lugares como las Bermudas, México y Puerto Rico para salvarse de pagar unos $ 6,5 mil millones en impuestos.

Como es claro, ni el estilo socialista ni el estilo corporativo de redistribución de la riqueza es “justo” como sus partidarios creen ciegamente que lo son. Mientras que los detractores de Chávez celebran su muerte, sus partidarios sin duda lloran su partida en una condición social y económica igual o peor a lo que eran antes de que Chávez llegara al poder.

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Wealth Redistribution Hugo Chavez Style

According to Guillermo Chochez, a former Panamanian Ambassador to OAS, Chavez has been dead for at least 7 days after he was disconnected from respirators. Chochez cites Venezuelan government sources, which he said he could not reveal because he gave his word as a journalist that he would not.

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | MARCH 5, 2013

According to all Socialists, Marxists and Communists, their ideology is better than others because what it was at its core is the proper redistribution of wealth. They explain that the rich must pay their share in taxes to support the poorest and that the government must be the sole giver and taker to promote social justice.

Hugo Chavez’ death is certainly not news now. But perhaps the news is the way he went about redistributing Venezuelan wealth to himself and his family. That’s right, if corporate Fascism is well-known by its goal of amassing power and stealing everything else later in back door, under the table, secret dealings, Marxists, Socialists and Communists are easily identified with hoarding resources for themselves.

As it turns out, Hugo Chavez’ death leaves Venezuela worse than it was back in 1999, when Chavez came into public light. The country is more divided than ever, and current vice-president Nicolas Maduro has deployed police and military to the streets as a preventive measure in case riots break out. But behind all the spectacle composed by social network reactions from friends and foes, people lose the opportunity to know another side of the Bolivarian Revolutionary’s way to do business.

Much like the Castro family in Cuba, the Chavez family managed to accumulate billions of dollars in cash that Chavez diverted while in power. According to Criminal Justice International Associates (CJIA), Hugo Chavez stole and redistributed about $2 billion from the country’s oil trade and has left it as an inheritance to his family. CJIA estimates that Venezuela’s former leader amassed a fortune just as oligarchs amass power and control through their monopoly oriented business model.

“The personal fortune of the Castro brothers has been estimated at a combined value of around $2 billion,” says Jerry Brewer, President of CJIA. “The Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has amassed a fortune of a similar scale since the arrival of Chávez to the presidency in 1999,” he added. His assessment is part of a complete report published by CJIA on its website.

Besides stealing $2 billion from the Venezuelan people, Chavez also made sure that his dear friend Fidel Castro and his family received a nice chunk from Venezuela’s oil sales. Brewer estimates that Castro’s loyalty cost Venezuelan’s around $5 billion per year, which includes oil shipments and other resources. That my friends is wealth redistribution Chavez style.

The CJIA President went even further to say that behind the transfer of Venezuelan funds to Cuba and other Chavez’ allies, there is an organized mafia composed by criminal groups which have defrauded Venezuela of about $100 billion in the last 12 years.

The $100 billion extracted by Chavez and his cabal of thugs from the pockets of the Venezuelan people is, however, a penny in the bucket compared to what Republicans and Democrats steal from the American people, for example, or how many millions of dollars in taxes are not paid by international corporations who close back room deals with governments to evade the payment of taxes.

Facebook recently got a tax exemption from the American government that amounts to $429 million. Other powerful political donors to both parties like Google, Apple and Microsoft are also allowed to send their profits abroad, which enables them to evade tax collection. Google alone cut its tax payments by $3.1 billion between 2007 and 2010. Meanwhile, Apple hides $1 billion a week in profits the company should pay taxes on. According to a U.S. Congressional memo, Microsoft uses subsidiaries in places like Bermuda, Singapore and Puerto Rico to save itself some $6.5 billion in taxes.

As it is abundantly clear, neither the Socialist nor the crony Capitalist wealth redistribution style is ‘just’ as supporters blindly believe them to be. While Chavez’ detractors celebrate in his death in abundance, his supporters are surely mourning his departure in equal or worse social and economic condition than they were before Chavez came into power.

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Venezuela devalues its currency by nearly half

AP | FEBRUARY 8, 2013

Venezuela’s government announced Friday that it is devaluing the country’s currency, a long-anticipated change expected to push up prices in the heavily import-reliant economy.

Officials said the fixed exchange rate is changing from 4.30 bolivars to the dollar to 6.30 bolivars to the dollar.

The devaluation had been widely expected by analysts in recent months, though experts had been unsure about whether the government would act while President Hugo Chavez remained out of sight in Cuba recovering from cancer surgery.

It was the first devaluation to be announced by Chavez’s government since 2010, and it brought down the official value of the bolivar by 46.5 percent against the dollar. By boosting the bolivar value of Venezuela’s dollar-denominated oil sales, the change is expected to help alleviate a difficult budget outlook for the government, which has turned increasingly to borrowing to meet its spending obligations.

Planning and Finance Minister Jorge Giordani said the new rate will take effect Wednesday, after the two-day holiday of Carnival. He said the old rate would still be allowed for some transactions that already were approved by the state currency agency.

Venezuela’s government has had strict currency exchange controls since 2003 and maintains a fixed, government-set exchange rate. Under the controls, people and businesses must apply to a government currency agency to receive dollars at the official rate to import goods, pay for travel or cover other obligations.

While those controls have restricted the amounts of dollars available at the official rate, an illegal black market has flourished and the value of the bolivar has recently been eroding. In black market street trading, dollars have recently been selling for more than four times the official exchange rate of 4.30 bolivars to the dollar.

The announcement came after the country’s Central Bank said annual inflation rose to 22.2 percent in January, up from 20.1 percent at the end of 2012.

The oil-exporting country, a member of OPEC, has consistently had Latin America’s highest officially acknowledged inflation rates in recent years. Spiraling prices have come amid worsening shortages of some staple foods, such as cornmeal, chicken and sugar.

Seeking to confront such shortages, the government last week announced plans to have the state oil company turn over more of its earnings in dollars to the Central Bank while reducing the amount injected into a fund used for various government programs and public works projects.

It was the fifth time that Chavez’s government has devalued the currency since establishing the currency exchange controls a decade ago in an attempt to combat capital flight.

Giordani said at a news conference that the government also decided to do away with a second-tier rate that has hovered around 5.30 bolivars to the dollar, through a bond market administered by the Central Bank. That rate had been granted to some businesses that hadn’t been able to obtain dollars at the official rate.

Central Bank President Nelson Merentes called that bond trading system, known by the acronym Sitme, “imperfect.”

“It doesn’t make much sense to keep a system that seeks the country’s debt to feed it,” Merentes said.

The government’s announcement drew strong criticism from opposition leader Henrique Capriles, who said that the government’s heavy spending was to blame for the situation and that officials were trying to slip the change past the public at the start of a long holiday weekend.

“They spent the money on campaigning, corruption, gifts abroad!” Capriles said in one of several messages on his Twitter account.

Capriles criticized Vice President Nicolas Maduro’s handling of the situation. Maduro, who was named by Chavez as his preferred successor before undergoing cancer surgery Dec. 11, has taken on more responsibilities and a higher profile during the president’s nearly two-month absence.

“They give Mr. Maduro a little more time in charge and he finishes with the country,” Capriles said. “Look at the inflation in January, and now the devaluation.”

 

Venezuelan Vice President delivers State of the Nation speech while Chavez remains in Cuba

By IAN JAMES and VIVIAN SEQUERA | AP | JANUARY 16, 2012

Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro took the place of ailing President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday by delivering a short speech and turning in a state-of-the-nation report amid legal debate about his legitimacy.

Maduro submitted the report in writing from Chavez’s government while the president remained in Cuba undergoing treatment after his fourth cancer-related surgery. Opposition politicians argued that the annual speech should have been postponed because the president is supposed to deliver it, and about a dozen walked out in protest.

Maduro announced during the speech, a day after visiting with Chavez in Cuba, that the president designated former vice president Elias Jaua as the new foreign minister. Maduro had kept the foreign minister’s post after his appointment as vice president in October.

Opposition leader Henrique Capriles said the naming of Jaua as foreign minister should be reviewed because it was unclear under what authority the vice president was acting when such powers belong to the president alone.

Only a portion of the opposition’s representatives walked out of the National Assembly session.

Reflecting critics’ charges of heavy Cuban influence in the political events unfolding in Venezuela, one of the legislators who left, Maria Corina Machado said: “The government of Venezuela today is in Cuba, and that’s in violation of the constitution.”

Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez dismissed the opposition’s allegations that the government was acting illegally by going ahead with the special legislative session.

“There’s no constitutional controversy,” Ramirez told reporters, calling the politicians who walked out “the most extremist sector of the far right.”

It was the second time in less than a week that Maduro has presided over an event that would normally have been led by Chavez. Maduro says Chavez remains in charge as president, though it remains unclear when the president might be well enough to address Venezuelans or return home.

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