Monday, April 11, 2005

CHAVEZ may be going the Saddam route not only for his purchases of weapons and NBC-related materials (see previous posts here and here); it seems he also has an oil-for-food-like scheme too:
Confidential documents reveal that high-ranking officials of the state conglomerate Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (Pdvsa) are authorizing the payment of million-dollar commisions for the sale of its products in the international market, through a wide network of intermidiaries [sic] with banking connections in Caracas, Aruba, Panamá, Miami, Nueva York, Madeira and Switzerland.
What, no banking connection in Madrid? Let's complain about that!