Yesterday I found the following news on my favourite source of information: BBC:
Venezuela takes over cement units, and Venezuela to seize cement plants.
They both describe the ongoing nationalization of cement companies in Venezuela.
In fact, the Venezuelan government, lead by Mr. Hugo Chavez, deliberated the nationalization of the cement companies, which were mainly owned by foreign corporations, in order to lower the price of the cement inside the Latin American country and also to concentrate the sales inside the continent rather than overseas.
This nationalization follows the previous ones concerning oil, telecommunication, iron and steel industry and electricity companies.
If we keep in mind the John Perkins's work, we could state that sometimes the economical hit men are hit instead of hitting.
The Venezuelan nationalizations are part of the so-called XXI century socialism program.
And although I do not personally entirely support Mr. Chavez policy, I have to recognize that he is one of the few strong and charismatic leaders capable to defend the interest of the poor people of his country against the power of Corporatocracy.
Mr. Chavez, along with some of his colleagues leaders of Latin American developing countries. is seeking a new (different) way to rescue the martyred population of that continent from the foreign (western) interests that for more than 500 years have decided the destiny of South America. Therefore, I believe he needs our support.
I wish you all the best,