Two decades ago, Venezuela was a vibrant but struggling, up-and-coming democracy.
The voters overwhelmingly approved of Hugo Chavez and took the country in a big-government, socialist direction.
Venezuela drove out private businesses, censored the press, and imprisoned dissidents. You know, . . . to help the poor.
Now the poor are poorer than ever.
Mobs in Venezuela have stolen flour, chicken and even underwear this week as looting increases.
Many basic products have run short. See here.