Radical Rep Blames U.S. for Socialist Venezuela's Collapse
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Amid an uprising called for yesterday by interim President Juan Guaido, soldiers loyal to the Maduro regime have begun ruthlessly mauling protesters.
Despite all that, Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar blamed America for "lead[ing] the devastation" to where the chaotic South American country finds itself (RELATED: Meet the Dems Supporting Venezuela's Murderous Dictator).
The Washington Examiner reports:
The notion that the United States bears any blame for the current state of Venezuelan affairs is even more laughable than Omar's claim that we're orchestrating a "regime change" rather than recognizing the rightful president backed by Venezuela's constitution and evidently its people.
Venezuelan prices skyrocketed to nine times what they had been just eight years after the late Hugo Chavez instituted socialist price controls, outpacing the inflation of its Latin American neighbors by more than 400%.
This was all the way back in 2011. The Obama administration didn't place a single sanction on the nation until 2014.
Venezuela has free healthcare. It also has uncontrollable outbreaks of malaria, tuberculosis, measles, yellow fever, and dengue, and an 85% shortage of medicine. Black markets peddle drugs, and sick Venezuelans have no choice but to gamble that they're buying what's on the label. Less than a year into the far more hawkish Trump administration, a woman from San Cristobal told Reuters that antibiotics for her husband's injured foot cost twice the minimum wage at the time — so much for free.