CHARBONNEAU – Cry for Venezuela

Protest march in Venezuela. (Image:

THE DREAM of a socialist Venezuela has turned into a nightmare.

It’s depressing to see the disintegration of President Hugo Chávez’s attempt at political reform. Chávez, elected in 1999, was part of the “pink tide” that swept Latin America in the 2000s. He was one of the three musketeers of leftist governments in South America which included Lula da Silva of Brazil and Evo Morales of Bolivia.


David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at

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1 Comment on CHARBONNEAU – Cry for Venezuela

  1. Pierre Filisetti // August 17, 2017 at 8:39 AM // Reply

    I don’t have a lot of time to rebut you but this “opinion peice” of yours is total crap, Mr. Charbonneau.
    Quantitative Easing was/still is a gargantuan order of magnitude greater than Venezuela money printing foray and yet nothing catastrophic happened to us.
    Perhaps it is because them world financiers have our shores under total control but not Venezuela’s?
    There is a distaste for an alternative to their (the financiers) world order and they will stomp on any other idea!

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