Sunday, 10 August 2008

Who would not want to hug Hugo Chávez?

The King of Spain and the Prime Minister have nothing against the occasional hug with Hugo Chávez. How could they? Venezuela's government buys so many weapons from Spain that they would have to have to be very stupid or have ethics to reject hugging Chávez.

As El Universal tells us today, Venezuela bought in 2007 some 1.399 billion dollars in weapons from Spain. That was 10.4% more than in 2006 and more than twice what Venezuela bought in 2005.

Hugo Chávez was thus able to buy his toys like bombs, torpedos, rockets and missiles. As Spain is about to get into recession very soon , why would a socialist or a king reject to hug such a bag of petrodollars?

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