Saturday, July 17, 2004
According to Thursday's edition of Ultimas Noticias infant mortality has dropped sharply during President Chavez's tenure. The rates by year are:
1998 (before Chavez) 23.9
1999 (Chavez takes office) 19.1
Clearly the mortality rate has dropped significantly under President Chavez. This results from increased health care expenditures as well as inovative health care programs such as Barrio Adentro which provide free health care who were formally denied it.