View Full Version : Hugo Chávez left in the dark as El Nińo plays power politics

02-21-2010, 08:58 PM
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/21/hugo-chavez-el-nino-venezuela) El Nino nothing, fear the might of the VRWC Weather Machine!!!

Weather is causing all kinds of havoc in Venezuela

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters
Hugo Chávez (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/hugo-chavez) may be wondering, as Venezuela (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/venezuela)'s taps run dry and its cities fall into darkness, whether God is on the side of the Yankees.

The El Nińo weather phenomenon appears to be taking sides as it parches leftist-ruled parts of South America and brings bounty to US farmers and corporations. One of the severest droughts in decades has given Venezuela's socialist president a political nightmare as hydro-electrical power dribbles to a standstill, unleashing blackouts, rationing and protests. The waters behind the Guri dam, which supplies more than half the nation's power, have touched perilously low levels. Chávez has declared an "electricity emergency", urging people to spend no more than three minutes in the shower. The president has even dispatched Cuban pilots to seed clouds for rain.

02-21-2010, 09:20 PM
Awww. . . what will the left do with another of their socialist utopias crumbing?