Capitalism may have killed life on Mars, says Hugo Chavez

March 23rd, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Capitalism may be the reason behind lack of life on the planet Mars, according to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

“I have always said, heard, that it would not be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but maybe capitalism arrived there, imperialism arrived and finished off the planet,” Fox News quoted Chavez as saying during his World Water Day speech.

The socialist president has been a fierce opponent of capitalism, and during his speech, Chavez blamed capitalism for destroying Earth’s water supplies as well.

“Here on planet Earth, where hundreds of years ago or less there were great forests, now there are deserts. Where there were rivers, there are deserts,” Chavez said.

Guy Webster, a spokesman with the NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, noted: “Water has been discovered on Mars.”

But whether the planet ever supported life has yet to be confirmed.

The Wall Street Journal contributed to this report. (ANI)

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