And did you hear that they introduced Socialism into the Sahara desert?
Within 3 months there was a shortage of sand!
Venezuela is far, far worse.
20 years of Socialism has left Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, in a total, appalling crisis - a hell hole and an humanitarian disaster area.
Most Venezuelans go to bed hungry. Food and basic medicines are unavailable to most people. 15% of Venezuelans eat garbage to survive. Government workers can only work 2 days a week because there aren’t enough power resources to keep the government offices open.
Riots and protests
Riots, protests and demonstrations are an everyday occurrence because the dictator of Venezuela, criminally corrupt President Nicholas Maduro, is breaching the Constitution, refusing elections, international aid and, above all, to stand down.
This criminal is the chosen successor of the later neo-Marxist, Red Communist dictator and thug, and former Army Major, Hugo Chavez.
Chavez first started to destroy his own country by the usual Marxist policies of expropriation, nationalisation, price controls, massive corruption and over-spending, pocket-lining and favour-paying to his cronies in a criminal regime that useful Leftist idiots in the world’s media pretend was guided by an “enlightened” political philosophy called “Chavismo” after the dictator, himself.
Most industry was nationalised (i.e. simply stolen by the government and then mismanaged and destroyed) so that there is now no industry in Venezuela and the country has to import everything.
Chavez was able to get away with his criminal, neo-Marxist policy of national robbery because Venezuela is the most oil-rich country in the world and he used the oil revenues to pay for his corrupt, criminal regime.
But then.....oil prices fell and Venezuela was left hopelessly exposed by the criminal policies of political psychopath, Chavez.
Now Maduro is continuing the same criminal policies but with the difference that everyone can now see that there is no money to pay for it.
Maduro doesn’t care.
He is another classic neo-Marxist psychopath who blames everything on the USA, the usual bugbear of the Marxist Left when they find that their utterly stupid Marxist policies have failed.
Chavez’s mass redistribution of wealth, leading to wholesale corruption, and chaotic financial mismanagement, waste and improvidence, was, and is, the basis for the country’s economic collapse.
Needless to say both Chavez and Maduro will tolerate no dissent or opposition, typical of the tyranny common to all dictators.
Both demonstrate the usual brutal authoritarian policies of suppressing press freedom and both regularly locked up his opponents.
Here is a video from Al Jazeera that gives a flavour of the hell that is now Venezuela:
And a discussion of what it's like there:
...and the collapse explained here:
....and tens of thousands are leaving the country...
Both dictators funded gangs known as colectivos, who intimidate the poor into supporting the regime, whilst vomiting pro-government propaganda everywhere.