Our favorite South American expropriator.*
Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela's socialist President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.HT: PE Hub
"I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet," Chavez said in speech to mark World Water Day.
Chavez, who also holds capitalism responsible for many of the world's problems, warned that water supplies on Earth were drying up.
"Careful! Here on planet Earth where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts," Chavez said, sipping from a glass of water....MORE
*Hugo is an autodidactic polymath:
Previously, Hugo on baseball (apparently a Sox fan):
"Go to hell, shit Yankees, we are a dignified people, go to hell a hundred times,"
Chavez shouted at a political rally to thousands of roaring supporters dressed in red...On the U.S. Executive branch:
Chavez: "Obama vaya a lavarse ese palto"On his domestic oil industry:
Obama, go wipe your ass.
Big plansAnd many, many more. Here's the Google search of the blog.
...His announced visit to Africa in September follows the recent decision by Venezuela to create its own "Halliburton-style company" to manage every aspect of its own oil production and expand capabilities for operations abroad.Inconvenient truth
...Last month Luis Vierma, exploration and production vice president at PDVSA, said Venezuelan oil faces a "significant operational emergency" if it does not increase the number of rigs operating in the country and that the state firm fell short of its 2007 goal of getting 191 rigs online in 2007 and producing some 3.3 million barrels per day...