Killer Facts About Chavismo In 140 Characters

January 9, 2015

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Today there were two Tweets that were both clever, quantitative and, more importantly, completely true. Thus, I thought I would ask my readers to contribute tweets, that is, you have to say it in 140 characters, that are true, quantitative and describe some failure of the revolution. Better if they are clever and original in the sense that it is not a fact that is stated that often.  The whole point is to get a collection of facts that people can easily remember and that are BS-proof.

The first Tweet was by Carlos Blohm

En 1999 un sueldo mínimo eran 20 barriles de a $10, ahora no llega a medio barril de a $50.

(In 1999 the minimum salary was 20 barrels of oil at $20, now its not even half a barrel at $50

The Second one by ProFinanciero

en 1999 la calificacion de PDVSA era A3, 15 años de socialismo despues es CCC+.

In 1999 the credit rating of PDVSA was A3, after 15 years of socialism is now CCC+

The third one is mine:

En ninguno los primeros diez años del Chavismo se logró construir mas viviendas que en cualquier año de 1990 a 1998

In none of the first ten years of Chavismo, did they manage to build more housing units than in any yeaar from 1990 to 1998

Now is your turn…Tweet with my name on it or send it to devilexcrement@gmail.com and I will include it.

En la 4ta NUNCA falto el pollo, nunca hubo escenas como esta del ministro Hasta se exporto.

En la 4ta NUNCA falto el pollo, nunca hubo escenas como esta del ministro Hasta se exporto.

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In the Fourth Republic, chicken was NEVER scarce, there were never scenes like this of Minister Osorio @czosorio We even exported it.

La inflación durante el chavismo también ha sido burocrática: 14 ministerios en ’99 a 28 ministerios y 107 viceministerios en ’15

Inflation during Chavismo has also been bureaucratic: 14 Ministries in ’99 to 28 Ministries and 107 Vice-Ministries in ’15

Boludo Tejano via comments

GNI per capita, PPP (constant 2011 international $)
1998-2012 increase
Latin America 28%
Venezuela 13%

Boludo tejano

1998 :Venezuela 6th in Infant Mortality in Latin America & Caribbean
2013 Venezuela 8th in Infant Mortality in Latin America & Caribbean

Boludo Tejano

Death rate associated with Tuberculosis
1998 Venezuela 9th in Latin America & Caribbean
2012 Venezuela 12th in Latin America & Caribbean

Boludo Tejano

Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product
1998 Venezuela 20th in Latin America & Caribbean
2007 Venezuela 15th in Latin America & Caribbean
2012 Venezuela 25th in Latin America & Caribbean

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12 Responses to “Killer Facts About Chavismo In 140 Characters”

  1. BoludoTejano Says:

    Miguel, please check your final copy/paste. [Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product] Thanks.

  2. BoludoTejano Says:

    Housing Units constructed per year per 100,000 population

    1979-1998 346
    1999-2012 200 [using pop average 1999-2012]
    1999-2012 201 [using pop average 1999-2011]

    http://caracaschronicles.com/2013/05/23/parking-in-caracas-is-getting-harder/#comment-91315

  3. BoludoTejano Says:

    GNI per capita, PPP (constant 2011 international $)
    1998-2012 increase
    Latin America 28%
    Venezuela 13%
    [if there was more recent data, the comparison would be even more damning]

    http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GNP.PCAP.PP.KD

    1998 :Venezuela 6th in Infant Mortality in Latin America & Caribbean
    2013 Venezuela 8th in Infant Mortality in Latin America & Caribbean
    [Mexico and Brazil jumped ahead of Venezuela]

    Death rate associated with Tuberculosis
    1998 Venezuela 9th in Latin America & Caribbean
    2012 Venezuela 12th in Latin America & Caribbean
    [El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala jumped ahead of Venezuela]
    [leaving out small Caribbean entitities such as Bahamas, but including larger ones such as Haiti and Dominican Republid]

    Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product
    1998 Venezuela 20th in Latin America & Caribbean
    2007 Venezuela 15th in Latin America & Caribbean
    1998 Venezuela 25th in Latin America & Caribbean

  4. Isabel Says:

    Chávez nos hablo y vendió la idea del “Mar de la felicidad” Quien tendrá felicidad será Cuba con los acuerdos del levantamiento del embargo. Venezuela está entre los países con más inseguridad y criminalidad del mundo del mundo.

    Enviado desde mi iPhone

    > El 9/1/2015, a las 20:48, The Devil’s Excrement escribió: > > >

  5. Ira Says:

    A coworker of my wife’s is Venezuelan. He’s elderly, somewhat disabled, and ex-career military. He left shortly after Chavez came in. Señor Don Julio.

    Every time he goes back to VZ, he asks my wife if she wants him to meet her sister in Caracas to bring any gifts, knick-knacks, etc., and once she took him up on his offer, because he’s a sweetheart and it also gives him something to do, to have a nice visit, whatever.

    He’s going back on Wednesday because he hasn’t received his pension in a year (big surprise, huh?), and he once again made the offer. And my wife replied:

    “Sr. Don Julio, they need soap, toothpaste, chicken…they need EVERYTHING. And since you would need the plane all to yourself to hold everything, I’m not going to bother you with carrying anything at all.”

    The way she described it, they both laughed strongly, but it was a pretty strange kind of laughter, and I can’t think of the proper adjective for it,

  6. From Brussels Says:

    From almost no malaria to chikunguya!!!


  7. In terms of corruption according to Transparency International, Venezuela ranked 45th in 1999 when Chávez took power. Today it ranks 178th of out 190. No country in history has fallen so rapidly.


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