A blog about politics, education, Ireland, culture and travel. I am Conor Ryan, Dublin-born former adviser to Tony Blair and David Blunkett on education. Views expressed on this blog are written in a personal capacity.
Thursday, 28 February 2008
Some home truths from the Chavez 'revolution'
Here is a fascinating account from Foreign Affairs of what is really happening in Venezuela, including some remarkable statistics on poverty, from one who worked as an economist for Chavez and has since studied the factual evidence. It suggests that the revolutionary gesturism of Hugo Chavez is rather less effective than Lula's Bolsa Familia in Brazil.
Posted by Conor Ryan at 13:01:00
Labels: Chavez, Latin America, Venezuela
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