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|Missions of the Bolivarian Revolution|
|— food — housing — medicine —|
|Barrio Adentro · Plan Bolivar 2000
Hábitat · Mercal
|— education —|
|Ribas · Sucre
Robinson I · Robinson II
|— indigenous rights — land — environment —|
|Guaicaipuro · Identidad
Miranda · Piar
Vuelta al Campo · Vuelvan Caras
|— (Hugo Chávez) — (Venezuela) —|
Plan Bolívar 2000 (launched February 27, 1999) was the first of the Bolivarian Missions enacted under of administration of current Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. The plan involved around 40,000 Venezuelan soldiers involved in door-to-door anti-poverty activities, including mass vaccinations, food distribution in slum areas, and education. The program also transported thousands of poor and ill Venezuelans at cost by military cargo planes and helicopters, as a means of alleviating their domestic travel expenses.
The Plan Bolivar 2000 was a unique idea of Chavez. He wanted it to be implemented in three stages. Pro-Pais which is stage one would involve the armed forces working in the capacity of social service. The Pro-Patria, the second stage, would mean the military helping local communities help themselves. Pro-Nacion, the third stage, would help the country to be a more self-sufficient economy that can sustain itself. Chavez’s social policies are where his contribution weights the most because of the amount of money being redirected to the people rather than to personal Swiss accounts.
In an October 2002 interview, President Chávez stated that:
Several scandals affected the program as allegations of corruption were formulated against Generals involved in the plan, arguing that significant amounts of money had been diverted. General Cruz Weffer was charged with corruption in 2001.
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