Revolutionary Olympic Travel Expenses

August 9, 2012

You have to love the revolutionary spirit of Chavez’ Government officials. While the fencing team, composed of six athletes and five trainers received 10,560 euros for their daily expenses while attending the Olympics and generating a gold medal, the document above shows how the “Sport Vice Minister for Performance” received all of 33 days of daily expenses to attend the Olympics in the amount of euros 10,368. We sure hope the Vice Minister did indeed improve someone’s performance while on vacation in London.

Of course, any regular Venezuelan who has to go to Europe for any reason, gets all of US$ 3,000 maximum for a trip, per year, to Europe at the official rate, no matter what the length of the trip may be or how noble the purpose may be. The Minister also gets some “extra” money, because clearly the regular stipend is insufficient to cover his travel expenses. regular people have no option to get any “extra”. The Minister also makes much more than a Full Professor at a Venezuelan University at Bs. 13,761 per month.

This are the new oligarchs, the ones that defend the revolution and its Supreme leader, el Saliente Presidente, for the simple reason that even if they admit the whole thing is a failure, the privileges they receive will disappear with its demise.

And the athletes? Who cares? They may not even be Chavistas!

12 Responses to “Revolutionary Olympic Travel Expenses”

  1. Chema Says:

    Why did he have to leave his post (but still getting paid 13MM Bs. I assumed) for 33 days when Olimpic games only lasts two weeks? plus 2-3 days before/after is only 18 days .. the other 15 are for PR??? I believe they are for BS … plus the extra 15 days in allowances, extra allowances, getting paid his regular salary, etc ///

  2. NicaCat56 Says:

    Disgusting, absolutely disgusting…

  3. Hans Says:

    Well – US$ 3000 – if you dont spend it all on your first trip, on youre second you dont have any US$ anymore, just happened to us a few weeks ago.
    Other thing is there is some German banks who do not accept venezuelan cards anymore…so how u pay your hotel bill?
    Other one, you also have a daily limit on your card…
    its a joke – its “sozialismus” 😉

  4. lechozo Says:

    that is the same minister that approves even bigger amounts for amateurish athletes and hobbyist that travel abroad only to get the cheap $.

    They just sign up in phony or amateur competitions, ask Cadivi for hundreds of thousands of $, the Ministry approves, Cadivi can only accept, they pay a commission, pay with bs, get the $ and then …..

    …. and then nothing, because they are not even real athletes.

  5. Carolina Says:

    What does “tasa de cambio – 1.22840000” means?

  6. LuisF Says:

    Did anyone else noticed that the oficial membrete (letterhead) used for this expense form, and I assume all official documents in the Chaverment, includes a very recent Corazon Venezolano campaign logo in Top Right corner….?

    How much could that change have costed too?

  7. megaescualidus Says:

    “We sure hope the Vice Minister did indeed improve someone’s performance while on vacation in London.”

    I’m sure performance of the expensive restaurants and boutiques Ms Qui~ones Leones hit during her stay in London improved dramatically.

    BTW: this blog’s title should have been “Robolucionary Travel Expenses”

  8. Cal Says:

    “…any regular Venezuelan who has to go to Europe for any reason, gets all of US$ 3,000 maximum…” Actually, they get to buy these dollars, while this happy traveler didn’t have to pay at all.

  9. island canuck Says:

    Hay un camino!

  10. Ronaldo Says:

    Expenses in Chavista Land are commensurate with rank. The lowest Chavista official ranks higher than any Olympic gold medal winner. Thus more expenses. His expenses included whiskey, fine dining, limousine service, front row seats, etc that were not needed by the athletes.

    I could write for Venezuelanalysis if I keep this crap up.

  11. Andres F Says:

    y seguro que le dieron una medalla de oro!

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