Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chavez redistributes land--Big land owners say they don't like it

"For centuries, much of Venezuela's rich farmland has been in the hands of a small elite. After coming to power in 1998, and especially after his re-election in December, President Hugo Chávez vowed to end that inequality, and has been keeping his promise in a process that is both brutal and legal.

"The oligarchy is always on the attack and trying to say you are no good," Chávez said to squatters in a televised visit here. "They think they're the owners of the world.""
I guess it is the big wait and see. Will Hugo's redistribution go the way other forced land reforms have gone? Will it work? Make sure you read the comments. Some are very interesting.

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