March 26, 2009

Choices, choices, choices...

Quico says: Now that el jefe has announced that there isn't enough money to go around this year, it stands to reason that any spending increase has to be offset by cuts elsewhere. With that in mind, a simple question for Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro: are you planning to take Venezuela's $2 billion contribution to the new Banco del Sur out of school teachers' pay settlements, the aluminum sector bailout, or Barrio Adentro's equipment budget?

The era of "real y medio" is over...has that penny even dropped for them yet?