Socialism. It really, really, really doesn’t work.
The existence of a black market in diapers and toilet paper is a sign of just how badly the economy is failing.
“The only way your savings are really savings is by turning them into dollars. If you have them as bolivars, they will devalue so utterly fast that there’s just no point.”
“There are ministers here, buddy, you do not even know what they do. And most likely, they’re stealing, Palacios, because they think this is going to crumble.”
“The revolution will bring the country the equivalent of 50 million rolls of toilet paper,” Fleming told a state news agency.
“If the bourgeoisie win, they are going to privatize health and education, the curse of Macarapana would come on you,” Maduro said.
Maduro emphasised the importance of the new School of Political Education for the ALBA Armed Forces, calling it a “vanguard experience not just in Latin America but for the entire world.”
We’ve got Maduro claiming that Obama, the CIA and a bunch of Bush officials are plotting to kill Capriles. And we’ve got Capriles saying that Maduro is plotting to kill him.