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Venezuela seizes a landmark Hilton Hotel

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posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 07:37 AM
Practically two years ago today, Hugo Chavez has done it again!

"Chavez to seize homes and hotels for the poor on idyllic Los Roques"

The president plans to turn Los Roques, an idyllic archipelago of deserted beaches of perfect white sand with swaying palms and dazzling coral reefs, into a state-run getaway for his country's urban poor.

To me, this is the best part of the entire thing:

Speaking on national television, he said that yachts and speedboats confiscated from fugitive bankers would be used to transport holidaymakers from the mainland. "There are some houses there that were illegally built. We are going to expropriate them."

Hit 'em where it hurts, Hugo!

I sure hope these fugitive bankers cry like little babies as they watch their yachts and homes going to the people who are less fortunate.

edit on 8-10-2011 by Afterthought because: Added source

posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:19 AM
so Venezuela seizes a hotel and you all cry shame .
america seizes countries and loots them and very few of you cry shame .

the uk tory government sold off the national owned utilities companies ( gas and electric ) to private foreign companies and now we have the highest utilitiy bills in europe .

so in a nutshell we have america and the uk acting in the interest of their rich masters
and venezuela acting in the interest of their country .
i know who gets my vote .

posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:29 AM
The really sad thing about what all is going on down in Venezuela, is that the actions like this, will ultimately hurt Venezuela in the long run.

Consider this, take a look at what companies are targeted and taken over by the government, and the equipment that are being used, or the property that is owned and kept up by them. The government goes in takes and does not give fair compensation, ultimately will meant that either Venezuela has a good infrastructure, that will be able to do the repairs and or keep things running or ultimately end up in a position where its infrastructure is starting to crumble and no way of repairing it, as many businesses will be very shy about getting involved in that country, to the point of refusing to do business.

Chavez has made it very clear with his actions that he wants to cut all ties with the US, so the companies that are in the US ultimately will need to pull out and let them deal on their own, either selling off assets that they own in Venezuela or risk losing them to the Chavez government. And in the end, it will be the people of Venezuela that will pay the price, as they will have to bear the brunt of the actions of Chavez for years to come.

While it is questionable about some of the actions of the companies that are operating in Venezuela, 2 wrongs do not make a right, and this is just a money grab by Chavez. The people will have to decide on when they have had enough and hope that the few elites there, will also agree and replace him with someone a lot more globally minded, and not with just a few governments around the world.

posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 08:30 AM
reply to post by tom.farnhill

I'm with you. Hugo has my respect. I only awakened this thread to add to it since he's now confiscating yachts and homes from FUGITIVE BANKERS. (See comment above yours.)

I hope the dirty crooks are sweating bullets worrying about where they're going to be hiding next.

posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:53 AM
Honey, lets pack up the kids and fly down to Venezuela and visit Margarita island, we could spend a week and relax at the Hotel Hugo. This brochure says the golf courses are now closed but there are daily rally's and speeches, it'll be educational for the children and a chance for us to mingle with the locals and the livestock.

Seriously I can see Hotel Hugo losing its normal clientele and eventually degrading into an empty monolith or a run down image of its past self.

Governments can't run a business with the red tape, corruption, and no passion to cater to the customers. But its their land and their choice so more power to them.

Chavez is a voice of the poor and a man of the people. I'm sure he doesn't live in a big house with all of the comforts and luxuries afforded the affluent but lives like the poor that he champions.

Its says so right here in this brochure.

edit on 8-10-2011 by dcmb1409 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 09:57 AM
reply to post by dcmb1409

The world is a big place. You can always go vacation in Bora Bora with the other mega rich folks.
.....if this is what you want your children learning.

My family always insisted on taking educational family vacations. Sure, it made me mad. I wanted to go to Hawaii like my friends were, but I'm happy we went to see the Natural Bridge and Caverns now. It was much more rewarding.

posted on Oct, 8 2011 @ 10:08 AM
reply to post by Afterthought

It was a bad attempt at satire. And now I'll have to go look at my globe of the Earth because I found out that its a big place. (another attempt) I'm not rich or even close and my children have graduated college and moved on with no apparent harm from family vacations.

Was making a sarcastic satire on Hugo because I'm bored while waiting on football to begin.

My point was governments can't run a business.

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