Hugo's revolution is now a first-rate humanitarian crisis

There are two types of humanitarian crisis. The first one is a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or bad hurricane.  Most countries generally survive these crises with decent leadership and some help from the outside. The second type is what happens to a country that flirts with socialism, as we read recently in Forbes: The economic horror in Venezuela continues to unfold – the Bolivarian socialists have achieved the entirely remarkable feat of making Cubans flee the country in search of a better life. Seriously,  Cubans, from a poverty stricken socialist dictatorship are now leaving an oil rich nation in search of a better life. It takes a serious level of economic mismanagement to achieve that. That serious level being exactly the one thing that Venezuela has lots of, of course.  So much so that Nicolas Maduro has just appealed to the United Nations to come and organise the supply of medicines for the country. This being something that...(Read Full Post)