Hugo Chavez Blames Devastating Floods On Capitalism
Floods have killed 32 in Venezuela and left 70,000 homeless, and the country’s leader blames it on capitalism.
“The developed nations irresponsibly shatter the environmental order, in their desire to maintain a criminal development model while the immense majority of the earth’s people suffer the most terrible consequences,” he said on Venezuelan television Sunday.
Always a theatrical political figure, Chavez invited everyone left homeless by the flood to come sleep in the presidential palace last Monday.
While he couldn’t fit all 70,000 flood victims into his plush mansion, he did allow 25 to stay in the presidential palace, according to Reuters.
Pretty darn nice of him, no?
Chavez also said, “The world’s powerful economies insist on a destructive way of life. And then refuse to take any responsibility.”Click here for reuse options!
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