Hugo Chavez, deceased President of Venezuela, is still revered on the international left. Chavez was a vicious socialist: The rich are evil! The rich are lazy! Confiscate their money! Now we know what he did with it. Diario las Americas, as translated and reported by the Daily Mail, says that Chavez’s daughter Maria Gabriela Chavez has stashed away a cool $4 billion:
The daughter of Hugo Chavez, the former president who once declared ‘being rich is bad,’ may be the wealthiest woman in Venezuela, according to evidence reportedly in the hands of Venezuelan media outlets.
Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president’s second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2billion, Diario las Americas reports.
Maria Gabriela is Venezuela’s alternate Ambassador to the United Nations–a fitting post, since her father is greatly admired in that body, mostly by fellow socialists who envy his ability to steal money. …
If you want a world in which a few obscenely rich jet-setters lord it over a sea of poor people, socialism is the ideology for you. …
But that is what socialism is all about: great wealth and power for a handful, poverty and humiliation for the vast majority.