Chavez announced energy-saving measures and said he would create a ministry to deal with the electricity shortages, which have affected the image of his socialist revolution before legislative elections due in 2010. Calling for water conservation, he said low rainfall caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon meant water levels were critically low in the El Guri reservoir, one of the world's largest dams.So instead of actually investing in the country's infrastructure, he's going to create a bureaucracy to "solve" the problem.
Friday, October 23, 2009
According to Newsmax.com, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan dictator, excuse me, "President For Life" has ordered that Venezuelans may only take 3 minute showers. The government in the new workers paradise is having serious trouble providing potable water and electricity for the country. Low rain fall caused by the El Nino, as well as very low water levels in lakes behind hydroelectric dams have contributed to the problem. Additionally, his not investing in infrastructure maintenance has led to a significant reduction in electrical production.