Venezuela's once-thriving middle class is packing its bags and fleeing the country, afraid for the future as the socialist president, Hugo Chávez, calls on the slum-dwelling masses to rise up and seize wealth from those better off than themselves. Vestey gives up ranches in 'land grab' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/mai...8/cnvest18.xml
A 32,000-acre cattle ranch owned by Britain's Vestey Group is to be confiscated without compensation, Venezuelan authorities have announced. Chavez grabs oil field to fund anti-US campaign http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.../wchavez04.xml
Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez yesterday seized control of a French-run oil field, strengthening his control of the country's vast oil wealth, the lifeblood of his "Bolivarian Revolution".
A Country dies and another slum is born.