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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

13 March 2006

Chavez’s bad and ugly

Hugo Chavez is just too much to keep up with. Now he has changed Venezuela’s flag to add an eight star in honor of his ideological hero, Simon Bolivar, while also changing the horse on the country’s coat of arms to face left instead of right (link). A more serious issue is that Venezuela recently signed a mining deal with Iran, and there are concerns that Venezuela may be supplying uranium for Iran’s nuclear program (link).

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