If you wonder how fast Marxist Socialism can deteriorate a country, here is a prime example:
Oil powerhouse Venezuela struggles to keep lights on
By Brian Ellsworth Brian Ellsworth – Wed Oct 22, 11:49 pm ET
A boy walks on the street in front of a power station in Caracas October 22, Reuters – …
SAN FELIX, Venezuela (Reuters) – Despite having some of the world’s largest energy reserves, Venezuela is increasingly struggling to maintain basic electrical service, a growing challenge for leftist President Hugo Chavez.
The OPEC nation has suffered three nationwide blackouts this year, and chronic power shortages have sparked protests from the western Andean highlands to San Felix, a city of mostly poor industrial workers in the sweltering south.