The Pablo Principle

Your top general, one who has vowed that the Armed Forces would resist any non-chavista government, stands accused of drug smuggling.

So if you’re Hugo Chávez, what do you do about it?

Why … you name him Defense Minister, of course!

You see, in Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela, the closer your possible links to criminal activities, the likelier it is you will rise to the top.

It’s not the Peter Principle, it’s the Pablo Principle.

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