We have chronicled Venezuela’s descent into medieval levels of poverty and tyranny for several years now. But President Maduro enjoys, for the moment, the support of Venezuela’s military, so opponents are jailed, tortured and murdered, and the disastrous Chavez/Maduro regime hangs on by its fingernails, while millions of Venezuelans flee to non-socialist countries.
What happens in the last stages of democratic socialism? For one thing, diseases that have long been banished from the civilized (non-socialist) world make a comeback. The London Times reports:
Two-year-old José Medina has begun his recovery in the family home in Petare, a sprawling Caracas slum, after a severe case of haemorrhagic dengue.