Monday, September 25, 2006

Chavez's nine circles

The link above is to a column by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, a frequent commentator on Latin American politics and the petty tyrants, latter-day Castro wannabes and, as he and two co-authors deemed them, perfect Latin American Idiots.

Vargas Llosa draws a parallel between the nine circles of Hell in Dante's Inferno and the nine circles of Hell in modern day Venezuela: starvation, murder, corruption, thuggery, political persecution, press intimidation, expansionist Bolivarism, fraudulent anti-Yanqui sentiment, and silencing opposition. Not a pretty picture.

Note: if the WSJ provides a free link, we'll update this post.

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