Crude Nation: How Oil Wealth Ruined Venezuela and What the Future Holds
The story of Venezuela is one of Latin America’s most tragic. Home to massive oil resources, and once considered the region’s wealthiest country, Venezuela is today a nation in self-inflicted collapse. The Chávez régime which rose to power in 1999 on promises to share the country’s oil wealth more equitably with low-income Venezuelans, has presided over mind-blowing levels of corruption and economic malfeasance. This is the tragic story of a country destroyed, interfered with by Cuba, Russia, the USA and China. It centres on oil and ideology and in a fragile world is a warning of how a resource rich country, can be looted from the inside out.