Benedict Mander writes for the Financial Times of London, and since he was posted to Venezuela last year has been one of the few fair voices covering the country’s economy (and politics, for that matter). He does what a good reporter should do; reports on what’s going on. Period.
Sorry (IESA) boys, it looks like greed is winning out over fear again. Oil companies are now lining up to do business in the Venezuelan oilfields on Chávez’s terms, and the money Venezuela makes is actually getting spent on radical lefty things like ‘schools’ and ‘hospitals’ and ‘roads’ and…..errr…..stuff……dude.