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Analyst estimates Chávez’s family fortune at around $2 billion

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Criminal Justice International Associates (CJIA), a risk assessment and global analysis firm in Miami, estimated in a recent report that the Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has “amassed a fortune” similar to that of the Castro brothers in Cuba.

    According to Jerry Brewer, president of CJIA, “the personal fortune of the Castro brothers has been estimated at a combined value of around $2 billion.”

    “The Chávez Frías family in Venezuela has amassed a fortune of a similar scale since the arrival of Chávez to the presidency in 1999,” said Brewer in an analysis published in their website.

    Brewer said that Cuba is receiving about $5 billion per year from the Venezuelan treasury and in oil shipments and other resources.

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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Yea he was for the working class alright.:rolleyes:
     
  3. church mouse guy

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    Not bad for the little corporal, derisively known by his countrymen as El Loco.

    People are so afraid of him and his successor that they will not pronounce his name and do not want to think about him. The police will shoot you and nothing will happen to the police. It is very dangerous. One wonders why Chavez was never indicted by the much vaunted world court for crimes against humanity?

    Here is what Amnesty International says about Chavez in part:

    1. Charges against people were politically motivated and overcrowding in the prisons led to many deaths.

    2. Leopoldo Lopez illegally prevented from running for office.

    3. Hundreds of protests monthly and numerous government threats against even the mildest protests.

    4. Police used to threaten people and sometimes murder them.

    5. Judges fired for giving the wrong verdicts. High-ranking officials convicted on phony charges. People held in prison without trial.

    6. Widespread violence and crime.

    Multiply all that by the 14 years that El Loco ruled, and you have an idea of the human rights abuse in Venezuela.

    Here is a link to Amnesty International's 2012 report on Venezuela:

    http://amnesty.org/en/region/venezuela/report-2012

    Here is Wall Street Journal's Latin America expert Mary Anastasia O'Grady on the likely Cuban-influenced successor to Chavez:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324128504578344620552736516.html?mod=opinion_newsreel

    Here is an older column of hers on the Cubanization of the Latin America, in case you don't think that communism is a threat:

    http://www.vcrisis.com/index.php?content=letters/200504290714
     
  4. preachinjesus

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    Blood money of a mercenary.
     
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