Barely a month ago, Chavez inaugurated, for lack of anything new in eleven years, a store front containing a “socialist arepera” where the Government would sell the Venezuelan staple at Bs. 5 per arepa. I thought in six months they would be failing, even if Mr. Super-Saman was going to work four hours as a volunteer there every week (Has he?).
Well, Tal Cual reports today that the Arepera Socialista is facing supply problems, from lack of flour (no arepas then!), to lack of ingredients, its customers are getting mad at the bad service. Add to this random hours and long lines and as predicted here and by Daniel (He argued a Government that could not run a dry good business in Mercal, would certainly fail at this).
As Tal Cual reminds us today, the Socialist Arepera may be going by another Chavez proposal, the “Empanada Route”, which never got off the ground as a Tourist attraction.
Par for the course for Chavez and his hare brained ideas.