Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
As far as improving living standards in Latin America, is Chavez doing anything to reduce dependence on income from oil exports? Routing that money to the poor is all well and good, but over-reliance on natural resource exports a) can only go on for so long, b) ensures your customers will have political influence inside your country, and c) puts a pretty low ceiling on living standards.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 04:32:55 PM EST

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