Wednesday, May 03, 2006

South American statists face off

Brazil is realizing that statism is all well and good until your neighbors try it. Bolivia's recent moves towards nationalizing its natural resources (Who is John Galt?) are angering Petrobras, Brazil's state-owned oil and gas company. Thus Brazilian, Argentinian, Venezuelan, and Bolivian representatives will enter into energy-focused negotiations.

All this craziness will obviously hurt the already tattered economies of Latin America, but considering our big stick policy, it's likely that somehow Bush will decide to get himself tangled in this as well, especially since it involves oil and Hugo Chavez. Maybe we should just send Pat Robertson down there to call the power of Jesus down upon them.

Bolivia's doom is sealed with this quote from its president:
Absolute control belongs to the Bolivian state.
Sure is working well for North Korea, isn't it?


Blogger George said...

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9:07 PM  
Blogger George said...

There's got to be a flaw in genetics or out right brain damage that causes socialism. Besides violence what has any government been better at then the private sector? As was pointed out North Korea, but the list is so long.

9:22 PM  

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