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President tells cars makers to share tech or get out of his country

Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has told foreign car makers with plants in the country to share their technology with local businesses or leave the country.

If his demand isn't met, Chavez said: "I invite you to pack up your belongings and leave. I'll bring in the Russians, the Belorusians, the Chinese."

Chavez gave the ultimatum to Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Fiat during a public ceremony in the Venezuelan capital. They have not responded.

Chavez's government has recently nationalised major companies in the metals, cement, oil, coffee and electricity sectors as it aims to build a socialist economy.

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Muppet Basher 2 January 2010

Re: Venezuela's car makers threat

tannedbaldhead wrote:

jackjflash wrote:
there is a need for military

And at times there has been a need for civilians to dig plastic bagged AK74s out the ground and fill said soldiers full of holes.

You're talking of murdering terrorists aren't you? It didn't work in Ireland and it won't work anywhere else so no there is no time for that.

Eyeballin 2 January 2010

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So Chavez wants to bite the hands that feed him. No suprise there.

FR3000 29 December 2009

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jackjflash wrote:
Of course if you would rather talk about the benefits and shortcomings of the Revo-Knuckle on the Ford Focus RS… ;)

Not really...