Socialist Policies Spur Venezuelans to Leave

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    Is it depopulated yet?
     
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    Chavez will show us the true purpose of socialism...thats why he got rid of term limits.
     
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    A lot of skilled energy engineers left Venezuela after the aborted coup, which led Hugh to fire about a third of PdVSA workers, many of which immigrated to other parts of the world, and replaced them with his nontechnical cronies. That is one reason why oil production is down 600,000 barrels a day under Chavez, even though oil prices soared.
     
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    It's a perfect system, except for it's 100 percent rate of failure.... :)
     
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    He didn't, it went to a referendum.
     
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    sheeesh, if all those thousands hadnt left, they might have defeated this thing at the ballot


    go figure
     
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    According to the Venezuelan National Institute of Statistics, it had a population of 26,414,816 inhabitants by 2008.

    I think the nation won't be depopulated for quite some time since its population growth is 1.36%.

    So, if it's losing 11,341 a year to immigration, it's also gaining 359,421 per year due to births.
     
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    I feel sorry for those poor kids... They have no idea what they are in for... I guess once people get wise they leave...
     
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    How long will it take to get to 10%? After that it won't matter much. Once the skilled and the intelligentsia that are not part of the ruling communists (or killed by them) leave, the country will be a virtual basket case.

    Uncle Hugo has announced that he now plans to rule until 2049 when he will be 95 years old. But, who knows, I wouldn't rule out Uncle Hugo in 2050. He also said that the referendum means the people voted for Socialism and for Revolution!

    Look it up...it's just sad as fuck. I've been watching it closely for about 3 years now. One abuse worse than the next, but they ain't seen nothing yet.
     

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