Socialism is killing Venezuela

It's always refreshing to see the truth about Cuba and Venezuela in the U.S. media.  We've had our share of great "health care" stories about Cuba or movie stars embracing Hugo Chávez. Let's thank Ioan Grillo for pulling the curtain and exposing the truth about Venezuela: In Venezuela the food lines are only the most visible evidence of a nation in free fall. Known as las colas, the lines form before dawn and last until nightfall, several bodies thick and zigzagging for miles in leafy middle-class neighborhoods and ragged slums alike. In a country that sits atop the world's largest known petroleum reserves, hungry citizens wait on their assigned day for whatever the stores might stock: with luck, corn flour to make arepas, and on a really good day, shampoo. "I never dreamed it would come to this," says Yajaira Gutierrez, a 41-year-old accountant, waiting her turn in downtown Caracas. "That in Venezuela,...(Read Full Post)