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Dirt poor and functionally illiterate? Hardly. In fact, Venezuelan literacy rate is above 95%, among the highest in the region. Education in Venezuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia And its GDP per capita is higher than that of Argentina, Brazil, India, Jamaica, or Russia. World Bank, World Development Indicators - Google public data ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capitaIt is important to remember that VE does not get it's money from the intelligence or industriousness of it's people, instead it derives nearly all of it's wealth from exploitation of minerals, while the bulk of the population remains dirt poor and functionally illiterate.
And where do you come up with these facts that anything discussed in this thread came from Fox News or Right wing blogs, Mr Kettle?So..... Where do you people come up with this stuff? Or have we just given up on facts and now depend on Fox News and right wing blogs for "information"? Come on people, this stuff isn't hard to look up before you spew nonsense.
So in short 40% of Venezuelans have a 5th grade education and live on 5 to 15% of the average GDP ($650 to $1950 per year).Venezuela GDP Per Capita, when adjusted by purchasing power parity, stands at 12818 US dollars, according to the World Bank. The GDP per capita is obtained by dividing the country's gross domestic product, adjusted by purchasing power parity, by the total population. From 1980 until 2008, Venezuela's GDP Per Capita adjusted by Purchasing Power Parity averaged 7903.34 dollars, reaching an historical high of 12818.00 dollars in December of 2008 and a record low of 5519.00 dollars in December of 1980. This page includes: Venezuela GDP per capita (Purchasing Power Parity PPP) chart, historical data and news.
I seriously doubt that will happen regardless of who is president. Our government has never allowed ballistic weapons other than our own in the America's. We can't prevent what happens in international waters but I'm willing to bet that if things start looking hairy down there we will be dropping the hammer on Chavez and who ever's with him. We have stepped in before when things got out of hand in SA. Remember the Sandinista's? Chavez knows better than to get stupid like that. Its all just Saber rattling!well, I remember (sort of, I was in grade school at the time) when Cuba tried to get missiles from the USSR. At that time, we had an anti-Communist Navy vet in the Oval Office who stood up to the Soviet.
I don't know if our current administration would stand up to the Iranians or apologize to them...but I would hope that he would follow the example of history and blockade VE if they started to ship them...