Venezuela at the edge 限界のベネズエラ
Venezuela at the edge
The convulsions racking Venezuela are predictable, and tragic. When the heavy boot of government suppresses a nation’s commerce to a standstill, the people eventually go to the streets to protest their lost freedoms. This might take decades, as in the old Soviet empire, but an effective backlash against radical socialism is inevitable.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assumed power a year ago as the anointed successor of the dying revolutionary Hugo Chavez. Socialism’s new man in the palace pledged to continue the Chavista revolution, a mixture of the working-class populism and the anti-Americanism that always plays well south of the border. When there’s neither bread nor toilet paper, why not blame the United States?