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Chávez, Seeking Foreign Allies, Spends Billions April 6, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, In The News, News and politics.
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Chávez, Seeking Foreign Allies, Spends Billions – New York Times
With Venezuela's oil revenues rising 32 percent last year, Mr. Chávez has been subsidizing samba parades in Brazil, eye surgery for poor Mexicans and even heating fuel for poor families from Maine to the Bronx to Philadelphia. By some estimates, the spending now surpasses the nearly $2 billion Washington allocates annually to pay for development programs and the drug war in western South America.

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