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Venezuela seizes a landmark Hilton Hotel

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posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:24 AM
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Venezuela seizes a landmark Hilton Hotel


www.breitbart.com

President Hugo Chavez has ordered the "acquisition by force" of a landmark Hilton Hotel on Venezuela's Margarita island, the government's Official Gazette announced Tuesday.

...The assets will be held by the state tourism corporation Venetur, which reports to the Tourism Ministry, as part of an "urgent" effort to boost "the social development side of the tourism and hotel industries in Nueva Esparta state," the Gazette said.
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posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:24 AM
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In the past four years, Venezuela has implemented the nationalization of industries it sees as strategic including electrical utilities, cement, steel, oil services and banking.


Hmm, so now tourism is strategic too? To me this just stinks of another abuse of power, and a land grab so Chavez can have a secured vacation spot.



Private industry paid for its development and construction, but the state gets to step right in and just take it? Just like that, eh?

I didn't see anything about the corporations being reimbursed at all for this. And what about all those jobs, and the people that have put in their hard efforts to make that resort what it is? All down the toilet. BS.



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posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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It will be interesting to see what the hotel owners (the Hilton's?) have to say about this.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Hmm, so now tourism is strategic too?


How is it not? Tourism is a major industry. Some nations - particularly poor ones in the Caribbean - rely entirely on tourism to survive.


Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Private industry paid for its development and construction, but the state gets to step right in and just take it?


This is the Hilton's we're talking about. This event won't even make a dent in their checkbook. Forgive me for not feeling sorry for them.


Originally posted by TrueAmerican
I didn't see anything about the corporations being reimbursed at all for this.


Don't look now but this sort of thing happens all the time in a country you may know. Except, it happens to people who can't afford to take that sort of totalitarian punch to the gut: www.ustreas.gov...


Originally posted by TrueAmerican
And what about all those jobs


What about them? They aren't demolishing the hotel. They'll need people to run it. How are the jobs in jeopardy?



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:00 AM
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Most hotels/motels are franchise owned. The big companies like Hilton and Marriott etc make more money on the franchises and management contracts.

Not sure if this is the case here. If I owned this franchise I would be pissed at Chavez.

Kind of reminds me of our American Govts. ownership of GM and Chrysler.


"At this time, Hilton Worldwide is evaluating how the Venezuelan government's action affects its interest in this hotel," said Karla Visconti, a Hilton Worldwide spokeswoman for the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America.

In a brief statement Visconti said the hotel "remains a member of the Hilton system of hotels, and welcomes guests with the same level of service they have come to enjoy


www.google.com...

[edit on 14-10-2009 by jibeho]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:03 AM
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If I owned that property, I'd have burned it to the ground on my way out. It would be fun to listen to Chavez (and every other marxist) cry that I had stolen it from him...



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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We live in a world where guns rule.

Chavez has guns, so it is technically his property now.

Until someone with bigger guns comes along and takes it from him.


This is how Earth works.

My personal view is that governments suck. My government sucks, your government sucks, and everyone else's government sucks.

Look at how they act and what they do to others.

If you think government is cool, I want to know where I can get your job of lying on the Internet , because I got bills to pay.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by TreadUpon
If I owned that property, I'd have burned it to the ground on my way out. It would be fun to listen to Chavez (and every other marxist) cry that I had stolen it from him...


That is the only way to win against them. It seems.

I always think that way in regards to my own government as well.

Id rather sacrifice everything I have in flames than to let these devils touch it.

This is just how the world works. It is the same old nonsense that we dealt with yesterday and the day before. And I am afraid we will probably deal with it tomorrow.

Oh well, what can we do about it?



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:17 AM
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welcome to a socialist dictatorship



were well on our way folks.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:18 AM
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Good for him!

The headline should read something like.

Venezuela threatens Hilton's hegemony



How many countries have they occupied now?



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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Sounds to me like Chavez is doing a pretty good job of destroying the Venezuelan economy.

First the oil refineries, then the media, now he's going after the tourist industry. It's been proven many times that the only way governments can run businesses is into the ground.

I wonder if this is a popular move in Venezuela?



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 12:04 PM
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I love this thread. The audacity of Chavez to seize industries that he thinks can be run more efficiently in order to generate more income for his country.....

Meanwhile, back in the good 'ol USA, the same exact thing is happening right NOW!

The only difference is that Chavez comes out and says exactly what he's doing; Obama on the other hand does it "in the name democracy to protect the interests of the American people..."

Isn't stepping in and taking control of the auto industry [insert banks, healthcare]-- in order to provide them money so they can better serve the needs of its customers and not go out of business -- the same exact thing?? Why do you think the CEO was ousted immediately, and one of Obama's czars were put in place "to fix things".

Obama's czars are equal to Chavez's guns.

I am not a supporter of Chavez by any stretch, however I will say that it is rather refreshing to see a world figure actually just tell it like it is.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 12:06 PM
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Originally posted by TreadUpon
If I owned that property, I'd have burned it to the ground on my way out. It would be fun to listen to Chavez (and every other marxist) cry that I had stolen it from him...


Exactly, let that marxist own the ashes.
Got to love government control!


[edit on 14-10-2009 by on_yur_6]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 12:08 PM
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You're right, you have made a valid analogy. Except of course the banks and auto industries asked the government for help - or did they?

And I don't suppose the US government will be any more successful in running banks than Chavez will be at running hotels.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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There is a huge difference between asking for a loan and asking to be taken over. Ousting a CEO, inserting your own cherry-picked CEO, and hiring a czar to monitor everything automotive, in my opinion is a takeover. Especially since the czar reports directly to the President.

That being said, Chavez, despite all outward appearances of failure thus far, continues to push ahead and grow his empire via outright control. My guess is that the people of Venezuela aren't hearing the 'real' numbers -- hence why he took over the media so quickly.



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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The truth is that the best way to curb the Globalist Elite’s take over of the world and a New World Order is to prohibit the Globalists from profiting, owning, controlling and running things on a Global Scale.

The smart first move is to do what Chavez is doing, confiscate their assets and kick them out of the country.

Very often the Globalists set up their businesses using graft, bribery, blackmail, and other coercive tactics and very often they out and out steal local resources to set up their businesses or use illegitimate and underhanded tactics to get ‘sweetheart’ deals on resources and labor and invest little of the money they make locally, locally.

America has become a prime example of this as our leading corporations profit off of being headquartered here and being able to market and sell goods and services here but don’t invest in living wage jobs or the community here.

The illegal monopolies set up through endless spider webs of Corporate umbrellas to avoid anti-trust laws not only control far to much of the American economy and its vital resources but control far to much of the world’s economy and it’s resources in individual nation after individual nation like Venezuela.

This is a great way to stop their take over of the world and start rolling back the globalist’s power.

I would whole heartedly support such actions especially if once Nation’s confiscated these Globalist’s assets they then made it possible for local, small private businesses, and investors to take them over from the governments and run them locally and invest the profits then locally.


[edit on 14/10/09 by ProtoplasmicTraveler]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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My friend you just took words out of my mouth, in America people are so uniformed of how our government does its business that they have no clue we do the same thing and is call globalist and capitalism.

In America the government takes money from the people and give it away to corporations and banksters so they can pay themselves outrageous bonuses.

In America the tax payer builds roads and the states and federal government sells them to foreign investors that then charge us for using them, while reaping 100% of profits.

Ignorance is a bliss . . .



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 01:03 PM
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United States seizes a landmark automotive company
United States seizes landmark insurance company

Hmmmm... Chavez = Obama; Obama = Chavez. The similarities make me want to



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 01:07 PM
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Isn't that interesting when the land of the free and capitalism can not longer be differentiated from what we have learn to hate as socialism and dictatorship nations?

In America we used different names to do the same crap because it sounds better in the ears of the trusting masses.





[edit on 14-10-2009 by marg6043]



posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 01:10 PM
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Allende did much the same thing in Chile.

Once he pissed off a few big outfits with some money - well - he got ventilated right there at the Presidential Palace.

Chavez will not end well.

And I'm not even psychic.




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