Chavez came to power an ardent socialist, a firm believer in “social justice”. At the time of his death his family were billionaires and the economy in a complete shambles. The country is on the road to Zimbabwe with the most recent actions. The mind of the nazi, the socialist, the communist, the progressive, the left liberal etc is in opposition to reality. Their thinking is magical and people are judged on their intentions not their results. The results focus of the West lead to the highest expression of human civilization ever. But for whatever bizarre, strange, pathological reasons some minds reject it and blame it for all the ills in the world. As if poverty was a by product of Western Civilization and not the default state of man. Venezuela is returning to this default state while those leaders who destroy freedom and the economy discover a new enemy to blame it on never taking responsibility for their own actions.
The prolific Mish Shedlock has a nice timeline of the demise of Venezuela here.