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
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 email@example.com and I will include it.
En la 4ta NUNCA falto el pollo, nunca hubo escenas como esta del ministro
@czosorio Hasta se exporto.
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 $)
Latin America 28%
1998 :Venezuela 6th in Infant Mortality in Latin America & Caribbean
2013 Venezuela 8th in Infant Mortality in Latin America & Caribbean
Death rate associated with Tuberculosis
1998 Venezuela 9th in Latin America & Caribbean
2012 Venezuela 12th in Latin America & Caribbean
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