This profile of Rafael Ramírez and PDVSA in The Guardian is pretty interesting. When was the last time you read a glowing portrait of a chavista minister in a foreign publication? Don’t these people know that nobody is allowed to shine more than The Boss?
The money quote is actually the first paragraph:
“Rafael Ramírez should be ranked as one of the most powerful men in the world. As the Venezuelan minister for energy, he is also head of the country’s state oil company – and, therefore, now controls the world’s biggest proven oil reserves.”
You heard it folks. Ramírez, not Chávez, controls the world’s biggest oil reserves.