VENEZUELA IS IN MELTDOWN AS WE PREDICTED
On November 1, 2016 we published a piece entitled "Venezuela is Burning Down, and Socialism is the Reason". We pointed out that the socialist experiment in Venezuela was not working, and that in fact, the country was burning down, imploding upon itself, with the highest murder rate in the world in Caracas, with a poverty rate skyrocketing, with essential items unavailable, and a government becoming more and more desperate to appease the people taking over businesses and forcing them at gunpoint to GIVE products on their shelves to the people.
Now, the people are in full blown violent, bloody, deadly revolution against the socialist dictator that has starved them, shot them down, removed any potential opposition party leaders from qualifying to run against him. The streets are filled with anti-government protesters after the government banned a popular opposition leader from being qualified to run for election. Current leftist President Maduro policies has caused massive poverty and hyper-inflation and extreme shortages of essential goods and services. Young people are fleeing the country for a better life elsewhere after seeing no change in the last 2 years except that things keep getting worse! Protesters broke into the Supreme Court - which had levied the ban on the opposition leader - and ransacked it, and set it afire the other day.
The government is now a socialistic dictatorship with these moves and the people are not having it. People have marched for years against Maduro with no change, so some are cynical, and many others are simply starving and have to spend all their time scrounging for food for their families. The brutal economic crisis has millions skipping meals and unable to afford basic toiletries and other items when and if they are available.
We cannot ignore a country as large as Venezuela, as rich in oil as it is, and we have to make sure we guide the installation of a stable government there. Importantly, we have to make sure that ISIS and the drug cartels don't take advantage of the chaos and get a foothold in the country and make matters worse for the innocent people of the country.
It appears that things are coming to a head but this must feel like slow torture for the innocent people of the country. Year after year they struggle and starve and pray for a change, and year after year, things get worse and worse and nothing happens to remove this socialist dictator. We feel for the people of Venezuela, but this is what you get when you embrace the "free stuff" promised to you by people like Madura, Obama, Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and the other "Progressives" in the Democrat Party. Venezuelans are shocked that we as American's cannot see how devastating their policies have been and are being fooled by con men like Obama and Clinton and Sanders into moving towards a similar society.