I would certainly expect some of it to be true:
Here the late-president\’s family owns 17 country estates, totalling more than 100,000 acres, in addition to liquid assets of $550 million (£360 million) stored in various international bank accounts, according to Venezuelan news website Noticias Centro.
While ordinary Venezuelans suffer growing food shortages and 23 per cent inflation, the Chavez family trades in US dollars that now fetch four times the official bank rate on the black market.
Living in numerous mansions in Alto Barinas, the city\’s most affluent district, the family and their children live a life of privilege, says Mr Azuaje, whose wife left him to marry into wealth and now lives next to the Chavez mansions.
\”My daughter goes to school with the Chavez kids\”, he explained. \”She told me that the school dining hall has waiting staff to serve and clean up after the kids\”.
Latim American caudillo skims the public revenues is not exactly a new story after all.
But wouldn\’t it be interesting to find out how true it is?