I mean, who but an intellectual mastermind could have brought about this?
Residents of the Venezuelan capital face cuts in water service for as much as 48 hours per week, after the government imposed rationing to stem a 25 percent shortfall in the city’s supply, officials said Monday.
Officials said cuts in water service were to be staggered throughout Caracas through the duration of the current dry season, which is not expected to end until May 2010.
Weather forecasters blame the “El Nino” weather phenomenon, saying the periodic weather system has markedly reduced rainfall and created drought conditions.
Others blame the shortage on poor government management of the country’s water resources, while President Hugo Chavez faulted the excesses of capitalism.
“What will the rich fill their swimming pools with?” the country’s leftist leader asked recently.
Yeah, the water shortage in Venezuela is because the rich want to go swimming. I don’t know how it is even possible to delude oneself into believing that. And California, of course, doesn’t experience 25% shortages as a consequence of El Nino.
I am not sure what is in the water that Hugo Chavez drinks, but whatever the ingredients, they are helping him make exceedingly poor policy decisions as he seeks to “lead” his country.