I wanted to write about this for a long time, but I kept putting it off because I wanted to do some thorough research on patent generation and I wanted to explore different ratios. I had written something about the patent issues a couple of years ago in my Spanish blog. Anyway: someone did the work for me and you can read some of it in Spanish here.
The most telling item is this: Venezuela has a level of innovation similar to Uganda...even if Venezuela's GDP per capita is five times that of the African country. That is more than embarrassing. Brazil, not surprisingly, is doing it rather good for Latin American standards. As I mentioned before: Spanish American countries are now under threat of getting yet another master if they don't start putting their house in order.
This situation shouldn't be surprising considering the Bolivarian idiocy we have now. The military caste is the military caste.
|"Bolívar, Bolívar, Bolívar...el imperio...socialismo, Bolívar, el imperio, socialismo"|
Our problem is not new, though...as Fernández Morán or even Carlos del Pozo y Sucre could have told you.