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Venezuela's Chavez slams poor government planning, discipline, failure to apologize

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The best way to avoid war is to prepare for it, President Chavez told military officers attending his Sunday radio show from Acarigua (Portuguesa) ... US President Obama received a warning not to make a mistake with Venezuela.

Chavez said the threat from Obama and the USA greater than ever and pointed to US interference in Honduras and the 7 bases in Colombia. The Armed Force (FANB), the President announced, must not lose another day in preparing for war and getting the militias up and working, training students, workers and women to assume their roles in the defense of the nation. Addressing Obama, Chavez reiterated that Venezuela is ready for anything and will never be the colony of any power again.

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The main part of the show was dedicated to housing since the President handed over 240 apartments of 1,000 that will be handed over during the week. Chavez took to task Minister of Public Works & Housing, Diosdado Cabello and his two vice ministers for failings in planning since the complex still lacked production areas.

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The idea of the Socialist housing complexes, Chavez declared, is to have not only common areas but more important still an industrial complex where people can find employment. The ministers were told to take notes and tackle people's problems, such as one of the new house-owners with two daughters but no work. The miniseries and companies must work and plan an integrated solution.

The Iranian company that built the complex in a joint venture was also pulled up short for failing to follow directives regarding production centers.

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The key failure seems to be planning and Chavez criticized the State Governor of Lara and Mayor of Caracas-Libertador for digging up the streets for a transport plan that had to stop because of lack of resources and worse still, he commented, nobody has been accountable or apologized to the public.

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