Chavez Takes Over Oil Company

By Ben Cohen

It will be interesting to see how this is portrayed in the U.S media. Every time Chavez does something in the interest of the people, he’s painted as a dictatorial megalomaniac. I don’t agree with Chavez’s style – I think he does have giant ego and is making some alarming moves to create a personality cult, but he has made a huge change to the lives of the poor in his country. Why we seem to find that so offensive is beyond me.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.