Guy W. Farmer

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March 17, 2013
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Guy W. Farmer: What’s next for Venezuela after Chavez’s death

Having lived and worked in Venezuela for seven years during my foreign service career, I’m very interested in what happens next in that unfortunate, but very beautiful, country following the death of Socialist (Marxist) dictator wannabe/president, Hugo Chavez. I’d like to write something nice about Chavez but I can’t because he wrecked Venezuela’s economy and squandered the country’s oil wealth during his 14 years in office. He took office after I left Venezuela for the last time 1990, and things quickly went downhill as he nationalized private businesses and clamped down on the democratic opposition. Then he cozied up to …

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