[Marxism] Data on Venezuela ?

JC Helary brandelune at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 03:39:00 MDT 2009

For some reason, there is a strange habbit in the French Socialist  
Party to consider anything happening in Venezuela as going against  
democracy. I routinely see comments on how the Poor "may" fare  
slightly better but that the "Middle Class" is doing much worse than  
before Chavez (not to mention the Rich, who are supposed to have all  
left the country, which may not be a bad thing after all).

So, I'm looking for actual data on how the country is doing, in terms  
of implemented policies (medical care, education, energy etc) and  
economical results.

I am looking for similar data on Cuba. Accessorily, data on "arbitrary  
executions" in the Land of Castro would be helpful too. I saw recently  
one one of the lists I read about the fact that torture is very  
unlikely to have happened in Cuba since it would have been yet another  
tool used by Western states to discredit Cuba.

Anyway, where would members of the list look for reliable data about  
the above issues ?

Thanks in advance,

Jean-Christophe Helary

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