Spot the Revolution

A neat Bloomberg chart puts things in context. (Numbers are averages for each president’s entire term in office.)

Spot itAnd note, here the yardstick is the crappy second half of the puntofijo era, not the relatively functional first half.

But the charts that best tell the story, though, are the two bullshit-bulldozers The Economist ran:

OIl Prices Before and During Chavez
Despite an enormous oil boom
Poverty dropped no fater than the regional norm
Poverty dropped only marginally faster than in the rest of the region.
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