Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Venezuela quits IMF and World Bank

I just had to share this story, Hugo boy makes my day everytime. Here are snipts of the Guardian article.

The Venezuelan president, Hugo Chávez, today severed ties with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. In doing so he distanced Caracas further from what he described as Washington-dominated institutions.

The populist leader, (popular indeed, i would vote for him if i could) who took office pledging to pursue radical political reform and an economic "third way", said yesterday that Venezuela no longer needed institutions "dominated by US imperialism". (true true)

Venezuela has been loosening its ties to the IMF and the World Bank since Mr Chávez took office in 1999. Venezuela recently repaid its debts to the World Bank five years ahead of schedule. In doing so it saved $8m (£3.99m) and cleared all its debts to the IMF shortly after Mr Chávez was elected. ( Can you imagine the positive effect this would have on the world if every country followed suite)

Mr Chávez said the takeover marked the end of an era of Washington-dictated policies and returned Venezuelan resources to national control.
"The wheel has turned full circle," he said. (way to put it Hugo, now lets just replicate this world wide)


Anonymous said...

Mr chavez has shown latin america and the rest of the world they can be succeful using their own recoures. good article.

Ever The Idealist said...

well done NM. I knew things were getting better in the world but didn't realy want to trawl through the news to find it so JK hon

counting down to your return

The Rendezvous said...

I think what chavez and Ahmedinajad are trying to do or say is: We will Leave America alone and see if we gonna die...

Both Got natural resources including the priced liquid..Oil

Iran got Gas as an additional resource..

Do we call you MFB ...like NM...but one thing...I think you have a very good taste for news....Especially the ones confrontational...

Bin reading spy books..

NM said...

ETI: yeah inshallah

Ren: lol, thats just my rebelious side coming across,

lol...nope just the news:)