As an example, one of the other public holidays this month is May 18, the Dia de la Expropriacion Petrolera—the anniversary of the Nationalization of the Petroleum Industry in 1938.Of course, a little farther south, Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales are doing the same thing. [ Chavez`s oil `revolution` spreads to Bolivia By Roland Gribben, Telegraph, May 3, 2006)]
This was the biggest armed robbery of the twentieth century. It left all the oil in Mexico in the hands of corrupt Mexican governments, who couldn`t even get most of it out of the ground; a lot of it is just sitting there, because they won`t allow foreigners to touch it. And this is a public holiday?