Nicolas Maduro is on a mission to become the new Fidel Castro in Latin America. Prior to becoming a prominent political leader of Venezuela he developed his government expertise as a bus driver, but when one is connected to great men like Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela, one does not have to possess intelligence, just some guys in uniforms to handle the crowd. These days in this lovely Latin American nation one waits on line for about three hours in order to get a roll of toilet paper. Thousands of students demonstrated last year against the mess that is Venezuela and a few dozen were killed or arrested. These days people attempt to complain about the economic disaster in their nation only to be brutally informed that only Yankee spies and saboteurs complain about life in a so-called “Socialist paradise.”
Ok, there has been an economic class that has run this nation until Chavez entered the scene. Prior to his death the so-called leader of the people proceeded to wreck the economy and created a collapse that has left people without basic necessities. It is one thing to damage the wealthy with higher taxes, another to wreck the economy. Maduro devotes his time to warnings about the CIA attempting a coup. Frankly, our CIA could not plan a coup, let alone any action that would be successful. So people do without because Maduro will not use economic sense and get the economy working again.