"Lucky Ladies" llegará a toda América Latina y a los Estados Unidos

ENTORNOINTELIGENTE.COM / El lunes 27 de octubre seis mujeres del rock desembarcan en FOX Life en una producción original sin precedentes en América Latina y que dará qué hablar: "Lucky Ladies". Provocador, desinhibido, polémico este nuevo show dará acceso exclusivoal fascinante mundo de seis mujeres que viven sus vidas sin inhibiciones, con intensidad y más allá de las agendas de sus maridos y familia. HeydeeHofmann, esposa de Paco Ayala, bajista de Molotov, Esmeralda Palacios, esposa deFacundo Gómez Brueda, ex vocalista de Liquits y reconocido presentador de la televisión mexicana, MurielEbright, esposa de Randy Ebright, baterista de Molotov, Celia Lora,hija de Alex Lora, vocalista de El Tri,Andy Velázquez, esposa deVinceMonster, integrante de "RebelCats" y Marichelo Puente, esposa de Jorge D'Alessiointegrante del grupo de rock "Matute",son las "Lucky Ladies", que abrirán con una fuerza arrolladora las puertas de sus intensas vidas para compartir secretos nunca antes revelados, desde locuras, alegrías, envidias y recelos hasta emociones y conflictos en el marco de la más profunda intimidad de sus hogares. Su vida en primera persona. "Lucky Ladies" se introducirá en el día a día de estas seis mujeres, mostrando su realidad cotidiana, su familia y su entorno como nunca antes, dando acceso único a un mundo exclusivo y singular a través de una mirada auténtica y sin guiones. Amigas, hijas, madres y mujeres de músicos, las "Lucky Ladies" saben lo que quieren y hacen lo que desean más allá de la mirada del otro. Ellas tienen todo… y quieren más. Desde el lunes 27 de octubre, todos los lunes en FOX Life a las 10.30 PM

Con Información de ENTORNOINTELIGENTE.COM

www.entornointeligente.com

Visite tambien www.mundinews.com | www.eldiscoduro.com | www.tipsfemeninos.com | www.economia-venezuela.com | www.politica-venezuela.com | www.enlasgradas.com | www.cualquiervaina.com | www.espiasdecocina.com | www.videojuegosmania.com

Síguenos en Twitter @entornoi

Ampliar Contenido











ADVERTENCIA: Los anuncios publicitarios del programa Google Adsense han sido deshabilitados en esta noticia por poseer contenido considerado como NO APTO PARA MENORES

 Inicio > Internacionales | Publicado el Martes, 24 de Diciembre del 2013
Venezuelan car owners unfazed by planned fuel hike

Jamaica Gleaner / CARACAS, Venezuela (AP): Owners of the 1970s−era gas−guzzling trucks and sedans that have long reigned over Caracas's smog−filled roadways will soon have to pay a bit more to keep flaunting their energy−inefficient monsters.

As an economic crisis drains government coffers, President Nicolas Maduro is putting motorists on notice and taking on one of the nation's biggest sacred cows: nearly free gasolene. With cut−rate prices for fuel, Venezuelans have never felt compelled to buy smaller, more environment−friendly vehicles like motorists in many other countries, often favouring decades−old clunkers or newer SUVs.

Prices at Venezuelan gas pumps have been frozen for almost 20 years, with politicians hesitant to repeat the mistake of rising prices in 1989, triggering days of deadly rioting. The late President Hugo Chávez once confessed it pained him to practically give away fuel to luxury car owners, but during 14 years of rule, he never dared to touch the gasolene subsidy that consumes upward of US$12.5 billion a year in government income.

END OF AN ERA

But all good things must come to an end. For Venezuelan motorists, to whom cheap gas is something of a birthright and fuel efficiency a foreign concept, that means having to pay more than the 5 cents a gallon that gas currently costs at the official exchange rate, or less than a penny at the widely used black market rate.

For now, motorists seemed unfazed by the idea of paying more at the pump because it is unknown how much prices will rise. Maduro is still testing the political waters to see if Venezuelans already squeezed by 54 percent inflation and a collapsing currency are willing to fork over more to fill up.

The lobbying began the day after Maduro's party prevailed in December 8 mayoral elections when Vice President Jorge Arreaza said it was time to debate raising gas prices. The idea gained steam when Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez declared that having the world's cheapest gas "isn't a record to be proud of".

Then last week, Maduro said he favoured raising prices gradually over three years, making sure it doesn't add to inflation.

"As an oil nation, Venezuelans should have a special price advantage for hydrocarbons compared to the international market," the former bus driver told mayors on December 18. "But it has to be an advantage, not a disadvantage. What converts it into a disadvantage is when the tip you give is more than what it cost to fill the tank."

Politically, the timing is right to increase gas prices. After four elections in little more than a year, Venezuelans aren't scheduled to go to the polls again until late 2015. That gives Maduro a rare opening to push unpopular reforms that analysts say are long overdue. Coupled with a devaluation of Venezuela's currency, the bolívar, eliminating the gas subsidy will help close a budget deficit estimated at 11.5 per cent of gross domestic product, among the world's largest.

Unlike the well−maintained 1950s−era American automobiles gracing the streets of Communist Cuba, Maduro's staunchest ally, there is nothing majestic about Venezuelans' beloved steel behemoths.

Most of their cars are clunkers − Dodge Chargers and Chevy Malibus from a bygone era many Americans would rather forget. Some are held together with wire and rope and driven as unregulated taxis that take the place of public transport in major cities.

Ruben Ruiz is the proud owner of one: a 1975 Ford LTD station wagon that he affectionately nicknamed his "poverty spook," because the vehicle keeps him gainfully employed, transporting everything from eight passengers at a time to crates of fresh fruit. He once even transported a cadaver.

The car was purchased new during the height of the oil boom known as Venezuela Saudita, or Saudi Venezuela, when a super−strong currency spurred frequent foreign travel and frenzied consumption.

He has held on to the rusting hulk though subsequent oil booms and busts, its velvet upholstery ripped apart and passenger doors impossible to open from the inside. He said modern cars don't afford the same heft or trunk space. Having paid for his initial investment several times over with cheap gas prices, Ruiz said he can easily afford a little more to keep filling up.

In Venezuela, "you spend more on liquor than you do on gas," said Ruiz, who pays 6 bolívars to fill the 60−litre tank every two days.

Many Venezuelans seem similarly unconcerned about the prospect of higher fuel prices. Despite mounting economic troubles and deep political divisions, it is hard to imagine a repeat of the deadly looting triggered in 1989 when then−president, Carlos Andrés Pérez raised gas prices as part of an austerity package pushed by the International Monetary Fund. The unrest, in which at least 300 people died, became known as the Caracazo and remains a powerful deterrent against policies affecting people's wallets.

Maduro himself has taken care to dismiss any parallels.

"We don't come from the neoliberal school," Maduro said, referring to free−market policies that Chávez rallied Latin American leaders to oppose.

Indeed, Maduro is selling the price hike by promising to reinvest the savings to build schools and homes. It is a path pioneered by Indonesia, which cushioned the effects of a 44 per cent fuel increase in June with US$900 million in cash transfers to the poor. In 1998, an IMF−mandated fuel increase sparked protests that toppled the three−decade Suharto regime.

But in Indonesia, prices at the pump are US$2.50 per gallon — 50 times higher than what Venezuelans currently pay. Even if the government ramps up prices to the level it says is needed to cover production costs, a litre will still only cost around 2.50 bolívars, about 40 cents on the dollar at the official exchange rate, compared with the 12 bolívars it costs for a litre bottle of water.

PRICES CHEAP

"Prices are so cheap in Venezuela that they may make Saudi Arabia and Iran look expensive," said Lucas Davis, a University of California−Berkeley energy specialist.

The distortions created by such a low price are easy to spot. Lines at gas stations get longer every year as more cars come on the road, pushing up per capita gas consumption that is 40 per cent higher in Venezuela than any other country in Latin America, according to Davis.

The subsidies also contribute to pollution, encourage the smuggling of oil to neighbouring nations with much higher prices, and handicap state−run PDVSA's efforts to develop the world's largest oil reserves. The IMF said in 2011 that a whopping 16 per cent of Venezuela's public income is spent on energy subsidies.

Davis said economic theory holds that higher prices, if sustained, over the long run, will push the guzzlers off the road and force Venezuelans to fall in line with a global trend towards cleaner, more fuel−efficient vehicles.

But in Caracas's urban jungle, where multi−lane roadways are the norm, sidewalks few, and crime rampant, old habits die hard.

Homemaker Patricia Lira says she has no plans to stop driving her 4x4 Jeep Cherokee to buy bread a few blocks from her house, even if prices go higher.

"I'm embarrassed to admit it," she said, "but I'll use my car the same way I do now."

− AP



 



 





Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner. The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided. View the discussion thread. blog comments powered by Disqus More International Print this Page E−mail the Editor smaller | larger Ads by Google More Stories Cuba in his heart − Tampa resident never wavered in support of the island College cop accused of immigration fraud − Charged with false statements on application UN names new climate envoys Top Jobs View all Jobs


http://www.entornointeligente.com
(Ads By Web24)

Conozca todo sobre esta extraña enfermedad
venmedios.com
(Ads By Web24)

Si eres programador PHP y vives en la Gran Caracas, envía tu CV
http://www.web24horas.com/
(Ads By Web24)

En Web24 IT Services realizamos su página Web con tecnología y diseño de alta calidad.
SÍGUENOS
Mas noticias en EntornoInteligente.com
http://www.entornointeligente.com
(Ads By Web24)

El chikungunya es un virus que causa fiebre alta, dolor de cabeza, dolores en las articulaciones y dolor muscular.
http://www.web24horas.com/
(Ads By Web24)

Entérate de todo lo que podemos ofrecerte para crear tu imagen digital
http://artelaser21.com/
(Ads By Web24)

Última tecnología en grabado láser para acrílicos madera y MDF
TAMBIEN TE PUEDE INTERESAR

¡INCREÍBLE! Nace cabra de ocho patas en Croacia (Noticiero CualquierVaina 09-05-2014)

¡INCREÍBLE! Hombre se fugó de la cárcel disfrazado de sillón (Noticiero CualquierVaina 07-05-2014)

Terror en Brasil...Niña zombie ataca a gente en la calle / Noticiero CualquierVaina 04-06-2014