Re: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America

From: Alejandro Agafonow <>
Date: Mon Mar 02 2009 - 12:51:47 EST

Jerry, the amount of wealth that the family of Chávez has accumulated in Barinas, his native region, is impressive. The have become the new landowners. We are in a situation in Venezuela where Chávez family don’t have to hide anything, because there are not accountability mechanism to imprison them. In fact, they shamelessly show off their wealth.   You don’t support democratic accountability mechanism but you ingenuously want to compare his salary!  A. Agafonow ________________________________ De: GERALD LEVY <> Para: Outline on Political Economy mailing list <> Enviado: lunes, 2 de marzo, 2009 16:23:44 Asunto: RE: [OPE] Venezuela is the most democratic country in Latin America What is the salary and personal wealth of Hugo Chavez compared to the other presidents of Latin America? (For purposes of comparison, Barrack Obama's personal income for 2007, according to his tax return, was $4.2 million). Surely, this is a more relevant criteria for accessing how democratic a nation is than whether there are or are not term limits. What are his personal connections to large transnational corporations? Were they, for instance, large donors in his re-election campaign? To what extent do the wealthiest individuals and corporations control public policy in Venezuela compared to other countries in the hemisphere?    In solidarity, Jerry

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