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Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela or it's 'treason'

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posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 11:37 PM
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Chavez to farmers: Sell within Venezuela or it's 'treason'


www.cnn.com

President Hugo Chavez threatened on Sunday to take over farms or milk plants if owners refuse to sell their milk for domestic consumption and instead seek higher profits abroad or from cheese-makers.
With the country recently facing milk shortages, Chavez said "it's treason" if farmers deny milk to Venezuelans while selling it across the border in Colombia or for gourmet cheeses.
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posted on Jan, 20 2008 @ 11:37 PM
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While I may not agree with his policy on taking over farms, it is in the best interest of the Venezuelan people not to export goods when there is a shortage of food.

The farmers are not getting that bad of a deal as the price of milk is being raised:

Chavez said the price for raw milk paid to farmers would be raised 36 percent, to about $2.80 a gallon. He urged farmers to sell their milk to a new state-run plant that he toured in the western state of Zulia.



"We're going to turn Venezuela into a food-producing power," said Chavez, who says he is leading Venezuela toward "21st century socialism."
His comments came a day after he threatened to take control of banks that fail to meet state-imposed requirements to set aside nearly a third of all loans for agriculture, mortgages and small businesses at favorable rates.



I think he's going about this the wrong way, but then again, I am not the President of Venezuela.

He manages to still have support so he must be doing something right. Bush take note
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www.cnn.com
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posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 04:55 AM
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He is the most caring president I ever seen. Threw out all the us companies. and hes keeping his work and his economy in his own country.

what a novel idea.

whats the unemployment rate now?

and hes called a terrorist lmao!



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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He is doing what's best for his country, albeit not in the most intelligent way.

He's not college educated so I don't really expect anything; he's more of a poor farmer who somehow got into politics. Now he runs the country...A 'people's President more or less, regardless of how corrupt he is.

He is very anti-West which is no problem with me. Good for him.



posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 01:15 PM
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Chavez creates quite a bit of controversy, but I love the guy. His comments about Dubby the decider have been priceless.

He really does seem to care about his country, which is a heck of a lot more than I can say about the goons running ours.



posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 07:23 PM
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Hey biggie-Looks like Chavez means business: Look what Reuters is reporting...

Venezuela Troops to block food smuggling to Columbia

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela has sent 1,200 troops to the border with Colombia to prevent food from being smuggled out of the country, a Venezuelan general said, the latest step in President Hugo Chavez's campaign to stem food shortages.

Gen. Luis Motta said on Tuesday said the movements were not meant to be seen as military operation against Colombia, despite continued diplomatic tension between the two countries.

"The border with Colombia has been reinforced with 1,200 National Guard troops to prevent the illegal removal of food to the neighboring country," Motta told state news agency ABN late on Monday.

Price controls, which businesses say have caused the shortage, make it profitable to buy products in Venezuela at regulated prices and resell them in Colombia.

But Chavez says increased demand on the part of the poor combined with smuggling and hoarding by unscrupulous businesses are to blame for the problem.

The government on Monday launched a new state food distributor in an effort to boost the supply of products like chicken and eggs.


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www.reuters.com...



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